On Medicine Women and White Shame-ans: New Age Native Americanism and Commodity Fetishism as Pop Culture Feminism

  • Laura E. Donaldson


Scene One: “The last notes of an Indian love song were heard when Chief White Cloud and White Swan Woman said ‘I do.’ Chief White Cloud (alias Bob Engledow) and White Swan Woman (Lynn Hood) share a love of native American Indians, so naturally they donned Indian dress for their wedding at the North Walsham Registry Office in Norfolk England, UK…. All the outfits, made from polyester suede, the nearest to buckskin, had been painstakingly decorated with beads and feathers by Lynn” (“sleeping in a teepee” 1994, 16).


Spiritual Practice Native Culture Spiritual Tradition Colonial Discourse Space Trader 
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