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Type: Paper
Paper Title: CONFRONTING THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET: CHITIMACHA INDIAN BASKETMAKERS AND THEIR PATRONS
Author: DANIEL USNER (Vanderbilt University)   
Date/Time: Fri., 9:45 AM
Co-Author(s): DANIEL USNER (Vanderbilt University) 
Abstract: This paper will explore how Chitimacha Indian women of south Louisiana experienced a reanimation of their basket making tradition in the early 20th century through an intricate relationship with Mary Bradford and Sarah McIlhenny (daughters of the Tabasco Sauce company’s founder), who facilitated a circulation of their rivercane baskets in homes, stores, expositions, museums, and publications across the nation. By tracing communication among the women who made baskets, the women who promoted their production, and the dealers and ethnologists who purchased them, I intend to situate this case study of Indian arts-and-crafts production and patronage within a wider discourse about culture and economy in the early 20th-century United States.

Program Number: 3-0220
Session Title: HOT TRADE: FRONTIERS AND FRICTION IN PAST ECONOMIES
Session Sponsor: Archaeology Division
Session Date/Time: Fri., 8:00 AM-11:45 AM
Organizer(s): KATHRYN FRANKLIN (University of Chicago) 
Chair(s): SHANNON DAWDY (University of Chicago)  
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