Repatriating Words: Local Knowledge in a Global Context

  title={Repatriating Words: Local Knowledge in a Global Context},
  author={Stacy M Rasmus},
  journal={The American Indian Quarterly},
  pages={286 - 307}
  • S. Rasmus
  • Published 7 August 2003
  • Political Science
  • The American Indian Quarterly
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