“An Indian in a White Man’s Camp”: Johnny Cash’s Indian Country Music

  title={“An Indian in a White Man’s Camp”: Johnny Cash’s Indian Country Music},
  author={Dustin Tahmahkera},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  pages={591 - 617}
Through critical analysis of Johnny Cash’s songs, performances, and writings, I attempt to tune in his understanding of indigeneity, Indian-Settler relations, and his own real and imagined Native relations. Situated within historical and contemporary cultural and sonic contexts, Cash’s Indian Country soundscape is saturated with real and imagined sounds of Indian and Settler from the physical and musical geographies of Indian Country. Indian Country music, a fluid and collective identifier for… 
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