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“#7 I Will Follow On:” Tracing Cultural Continuity through the Oneida Hymn Singing Tradition

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dc.contributor.advisor Anderson, Eric Carmi, Marissa
dc.creator Carmi, Marissa 2017-05-04 2017-12-21T20:24:05Z 2022-05-04T06:58:27Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G89D5F
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 5 years. It will not be available until May 2022 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis analyzes the long-standing tradition of Christian hymn singing by the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin as a form of “everyday resistance.” A term used by James C. Scott in Weapons of the Weak to describe small-scale, informal, and covert acts initiated by lower classes in opposition to an established authority, “everyday resistance” is applied, here, for the preservation of Oneida values and culture that Christian hymn singing enabled. Although this effect might appear paradoxical, the overall goal of this thesis is to dismantle the binary that distinguishes Native Americans from Christianity and to suggest that the Christianity practiced by Oneida people, in particular, can be understood as a promise and commitment to the Oneida community and its well-being. This thesis positions itself, then, within the larger project to depict the Native American identity as a dynamic one through its emphasis on Native adaptability as a strategy of Native resistance.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Oneida en_US
dc.subject hymn singing en_US
dc.subject Native American en_US
dc.subject Christianity en_US
dc.title “#7 I Will Follow On:” Tracing Cultural Continuity through the Oneida Hymn Singing Tradition en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Arts in English en_US Master's en_US English en_US George Mason University en_US

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