Clyde Ellis publishes most recent research on powwow culture
Clyde Ellis publishes recent powwow research on NC tribes that examines the relationship of powwow singing and contemporary Native identity.
Clyde Ellis, professor of History, has published his most recent research on powwow culture in Native South, a peer-reviewed journal devoted to American Indian history and culture in the South. "'My Heart Jumps Happy When I... hear that Music': Powwow Singing and Indian Identities in Eastern North Carolina," examines how and with what consequences Native people in North Carolina have adapted Plains-style singing genres to fit local and regional practices. The work began as part of an Elon Senior Faculty Research Fellowship in 2010-2011, but was prepared for publication only after extensive fieldwork supported by a 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar on the ethnohistory of Southeastern Indians. Link to the essay: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/native_south/toc/nso.6.html