Introduction Studies in Museum Ethnography in Honor of Daniel C. Swan

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Jason Baird Jackson
Michael Paul Jordan


This brief editorial introduces the special double issue of Museum Anthropology Review titled Studies in Museum Ethnography in Honor of Daniel C. Swan.


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Jason Baird Jackson, Indiana University

Jason Baird Jackson is the Ruth N. Halls Professor of Folklore and Anthropology in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University.

Michael Paul Jordan, Texas Tech University

Michael Paul Jordan is an Associate Professor of Ethnology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Texas Tech University.


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Jackson, Jason. 2000. “Ethnography and Ethnographers in Museum-Community Partnerships.” Practicing Anthropology 22 (4): 29–32.

Jackson, Jason Baird. 2008. “Review of Art of the Osage, by Garrick Bailey and Daniel C. Swan.” Material Culture 40 (2): 104–7.

Jackson, Jason Baird. 2021. “The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritage Studies.” Museum Anthropology Review 15 (1): 78–83.

Jordan, Michael Paul, and Daniel C. Swan. 2011. “Painting a New Battle Tipi: Public Art, Intellectual Property, and Heritage Construction in a Contemporary Native American Community.” Plains Anthropologist 56 (219): 195–213.

Swan, Daniel C. 1987. “Locality as a Factor in the Band Organization of the Osage Indians: A Quantitative Analysis.” Occasional Papers of The Newberry Library 8: 1–22.

Swan, Daniel C. 1990. “West Moon- East Moon: An Ethnohistory of the Peyote Religion among the Osage Indians, 1898-1930.” PhD dissertation, Norman: University of Oklahoma.

Swan, Daniel C. 1998. “Early Osage Peyotism.” Plains Anthropologist 43 (163): 51–71.

Swan, Daniel C. 1999a. “Peyote Arts in the Collections of the Gilcrease Museum.” American Indian Art Magazine 24 (2): 36–45.

Swan, Daniel C. 1999b. Peyote Religious Art: Symbols of Faith and Belief. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Swan, Daniel C. 2008a. “Contemporary Navajo Peyote Arts.” American Indian Art Magazine 33 (4): 44–55, 94.

Swan, Daniel C. 2008b. “Peyotism and the Native American Church.” In Indians in Contemporary Society. Edited by Garrick Bailey, Vol. 2 of the Handbook of North American Indians, edited by William C. Sturtevant, 317–26. Washington: Smithsonian Institution.

Swan, Daniel C. 2010a “Objects of Purpose—Objects of Prayer: Peyote Boxes of the Native American Church.” Museum Anthropology Review 4 (2): 156–89.

Swan, Daniel C. 2010b. “The North American Lotus (Nelumbo Lutea Willd Pers.) - Sacred Food of the Osage People.” Ethnobotany Research and Applications 8: 249–53.

Swan, Daniel C. 2015a. “A Museum Anthropologist in Academic Practice.” Practicing Anthropology 37 (3): 65.

Swan, Daniel C. 2015b. “Peyote Fan.” In North American Indian Art: Masterpieces and Museum Collections from the Netherlands, edited by Pieter Hovens and Bruce Bernstein, 260–61. Frankfurt: ZKF Publishers.

Swan, Daniel C. 2016. “Peyote Arts in Motion: Religious Diffusion, Artistic Exchange, and Museum Collections.” In Art in Motion: Native American Explorations of Time, Place, and Thought, 62–81. Denver, CO: Denver Art Museum.

Swan, Daniel C., ed. 2018. Fluent Generations: The Art of Anita, Tom, and Yatika Fields. Norman: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

Swan, Daniel C., and Gregory R. Campbell. 1989. “Differential Reproduction Rates and Osage Population Change, 1877-1907.” Plains Anthropologist 34 (124, part 2): 61–70.

Swan, Daniel C., and Harding Big Bow. 1995. “Symbols of Faith and Belief: The Art of the Native American Church.” Gilcrease Journal 3 (2): 22–43.

Swan, Daniel C., and Jim Cooley. 2019. Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community: A Giving Heritage. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Swan, Daniel C., and Michael Paul Jordan. 2010. “Tipis in the Warrior Tradition.” In Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains, edited by Nancy B. Rosoff, 145–63. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Swan, Daniel C., and Michael Paul Jordan. 2015. “Contingent Collaborations: Patterns of Reciprocity in Museum-Community Partnerships.” Journal of Folklore Research 52 (1): 39–84.

Swan, Daniel C., and Mary S. Linn. 2021. “A Language Fair, a Community and a Museum: The Role of Museum Anthropology in Sustained and Responsive Engagement.” Museum Anthropology Review 15 (1): 54–70.

Swan, Daniel C., and Paul Minnis. 2014. “Native Plants and Native Peoples: A Community Workshop at the Sam Noble Museum.” Museum Anthropology Review 8 (2): 119–23.

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Swan, Daniel C., and Lauren M. Simons. 2014. “An Ethnobotany of Firewood in Osage Big Moon Peyotism: Practical Knowledge, Ritual Participation, and Aesthetic Preference.” Ethnobotany Research and Applications 12: 325–39.

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