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Exhibition Catalog

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Art & Art History




Exhibition held January 30-February 28, 2004 at the Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

Senior Exhibit, Art and Art History Department, Prof. Phillip Earenfight, Dickinson College.

Visualizing a Mission: Artifacts and Imagery of the Carlisle Indian School, 1879-1918 examines artifacts associated with the nation’s first boarding school for Native Americans. The artifacts illustrate various educational, cultural, and visual facets of the Carlisle Indian School and how the institution served to “civilize” Native Americans as part of a larger process of government directed cultural assimilation. [from introduction by Phillip Earenfight]

Table of Contents

Introduction / by Phillip Earenfight

Richard Henry Pratt: 1840–1924 / by Seminar Members

A Kiowa’s Odyssey: Etahdleuh Doanmoe’s Sketches from Fort Marion / by Kathleen McWeeney

John Nicholas Choate and the Production of Photography at the Carlisle Indian School / by Laura Turner

Visual Propaganda at the Carlisle Indian School / by Molly Fraust

Ceremonial Imagery in Plains Indian Artifacts from The Trout Gallery’s Permanent Collection / by Stephanie Latini

“Going Back to the Blanket:” New Outlooks on Art Instruction at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School / by Kathryn M. Moyer

Marketing the Exotic: Creating the Image of the “Real” Indian / by Antonia Valdes-Dapena