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The Business Turn in American Religious History$
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Amanda Porterfield, Darren Grem, and John Corrigan

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190280192

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190280192.001.0001

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Hunting Buffalo in Oklahoma

Hunting Buffalo in Oklahoma

Native American Casinos, Constructed Identities, and Portrayals of Native Culture and Religion

(p.176) 7 Hunting Buffalo in Oklahoma
The Business Turn in American Religious History

Angela Tarango

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the visual aesthetics of three Native American casinos in Oklahoma to explore how the Cherokee, Quapaw, and Choctaw grapple with their public identities and choose to portray their cultures. The chapter argues that by including specific material objects, visuals, pictures, and design in their casinos, each tribe publicly creates its own identity, one that is rooted in the history of removal as well as the adoption of Oklahoma as a new homeland.

Keywords:   Native Americans, casinos, buffalo, culture, visual aesthetics

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