Performing Race: Native Americans and African Americans Within the Gardens

  • Naomi J. Stubbs
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)


In 1857, John W. Francis described a performance by Native Americans at Vauxhall, New York, recalling that

amidst fireworks of dazzling efficacy… [the Osage Indians] yelled the war-whoop and danced the war-dance, while our learned Dr. Mitchell, often present on these occasions, translated their songs for the advancement of Indian literature, and enriched the journals with ethnological science concerning our primitive inhabitants.1


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