Naamiwan's Drum: The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts

Naamiwan's Drum: The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts

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By Maureen Matthews
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2016
World Rights
356 Pages 14 Images
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ISBN 9781442628267
Published Nov 2016
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Naamiwan’s Drum follows the story of a famous Ojibwe medicine man, his gifted grandson, and remarkable water drum. This drum, and forty other artefacts, were given away by a Canadian museum to an American Anishinaabe group that had no family or community connections to the collection. Many years passed before the drum was returned to the family and only of the artefacts were ever returned to the museum.

Maureen Matthews takes us through this astonishing set of events from multiple perspectives, exploring community and museum viewpoints, visiting the ceremonial group leader in Wisconsin, and finally looking back from the point of view of the drum. The book contains a powerful Anishinaabe interpretive perspective on repatriation and on anthropology itself. Containing fourteen beautiful colour illustrations, Naamiwan’s Drum is a compelling account of repatriation as well as a cautionary tale for museum professionals.

Maureen Matthews is Curator of Ethnology at the Manitoba Museum as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Manitoba.

MAPS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

COLOUR PLATES

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION

Chapter 2 OMISHOOSH: Visit to the Museum

Chapter 3 ANIMACY: Linguistic Considerations

Chapter 4 DEWE’IGAN: Repatriation

Chapter 5 PERSONHOOD: Wiikan and Artefact

Chapter 6 THREE FIRES MIDEWIWIN LODGE: Ojibwe Advocacy and Revitalization

Chapter 7 REPATRIATION: Cultural Rights and the Construction of Meaning

Chapter 8 NELSON OWEN: Mitigwakik Homecoming

Chapter 9 AGENCY AND ARTEFACTS: New Theoretical Approaches

Chapter 10 REPATRIATING AGENCY: An Agency Analysis of Repatriation

APPENDIX A: TIME LINE

APPENDIX B: OJIBWE LANGUAGE NOTES

APPENDIX C: OJIBWE GLOSSARY

REFERENCES CITED

END NOTES

"Naamiwan’s Drum is a highly rewarding read. Maureen Matthews tells a very compelling, well-grounded and beautifully written story. This is a subtle, rich and complex first-rate investigation of repatriation that raises concerns about the agency of objects, their makers and users."

Janet Catherine Berlo, Department of Art and Art History, University of Rochester

"Naamiwan’s Drum advances our understanding of a number of important topics including repatriation, Anishanaabeg language use, anthropology and material cultural studies."

Susan Rowley, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia and Curator of Public Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology

"Maureen Matthews’ work is a major contribution to the field. It is rare to find someone who can successfully bridge linguistics, anthropological literature, museums and storytelling."

Gwyneira Isaac, Curator of North American Ethnology in the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

McNally Robinson Book of the Year awarded by the Manitoba Book Awards

(Canada) - Short-listed in 2017

Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction awarded by the Manitoba Book Awards

(Canada) - Winner in 2017

Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book awarded by the Manitoba Book Awards

(Canada) - Short-listed in 2017

John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer awarded by the Manitoba Book Awards

(Canada) - Short-listed in 2017