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'The earrings:' friendship across ethnic and gendered boundaries in the American West
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences. (Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6215-6225
2019 (English)In: Women's History Review, ISSN 0961-2025, E-ISSN 1747-583X, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 23-41Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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How were relationships negotiated across ethnic, racial, and gendered boundaries in the American West in the 1920s and 1930s? Were friendships possible? What limits shaped them? In 1927, four Kiowa students enrolled at Oklahoma University as students of Swedish-born Professor of Fine Arts Oscar B. Jacobson. This article investigates the relationship between Jeanette Berry, wife of one of the Kiowa artists, and Sophie Brousse, Jacobson's French wife. It focuses on an incident when Berry presented Brousse with a gift of earrings. Placing this gift within a discussion of friendships between strangers illuminates the lines of culture, meaning, and power that separated these women. This relationship had individual ramifications but also formed part of their respective attempts to establish positions and maintain culture within Oklahoma where both American Indians and immigrants faced changing and volatile conditions. Their encounter highlights issues of class as well as ethnicity and culture.

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Taylor & Francis, 2019. Vol. 28, no 1, p. 23-41
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Humanities, History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80564DOI: 10.1080/09612025.2017.1333946ISI: 000456957200003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85020307969OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-80564DiVA, id: diva2:1289975
Available from: 2019-02-19 Created: 2019-02-19 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved

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