Hunting for History in Potam Pueblo: A Yoeme (Yaqui) Indian Deer Dancing Epistemology

  title={Hunting for History in Potam Pueblo: A Yoeme (Yaqui) Indian Deer Dancing Epistemology},
  author={David Delgado Shorter},
  pages={282 - 306}
Based on fieldwork with the Yoeme (Yaqui) Indians of northwest Mexico, this article traces the ties between contemporary deer dances and pre-colonial deer-hunting rituals. The author claims that indigenous performances provide documentary evidence not only of intercultural dynamics but also of how native people think historically about those dynamics. The essay details how, in Yoeme deer dancing, community members demonstrate collective identity as well as ontological and epistemological… 
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