We in the Henry Madden Library are disappointed about the cancellation of Dr. Adrienne Keene’s Womack Lecture on Indigenous representation on March 26, 2020.  However, we’d like to share information about the collections and services that make us a great partner in research, teaching and learning. 

Our collections approach the topic of cultural appropriation or cultural misappropriation from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, and in formats such as archival materials, streaming video, peer-reviewed articles, books, and dissertations. 

We’ve picked out a small selection of favorites for your enjoyment, and we hope you’ll visit our Research Services Desk for more!

Students, did you know that every department at Fresno State has a Subject Librarian to assist you with all your research needs? More importantly, you can ask us about anything 24/7

We look forward to working with you in the future! 

– Vang Vang, Subject Librarian (vang@csufresno.edu)

– Sarah McDaniel, Director of Learning & User Services (sarahmcdaniel@csufresno.edu)

Keene will present “The Strange Case of the Hipster Headdress: Reclaiming Indigenous Representations” as the Henry Madden Library’s Womack Lecture on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Library’s Table Mountain Rancheria Reading Room. 

Selected Resources  


Bataille, Gretchen M. Native American Representations: First Encounters, Distorted Images, and Literary Appropriations. Lincoln: U of Nebraska, 2001.

FRESNO STATE MAIN   Lower Level E98.P99 N38 2001

Deloria, Philip Joseph. Playing Indian. New Haven: Yale UP, 1998. Print. Yale Historical Publications.

FRESNO STATE MAIN   Lower Level E98.P99 D45 1998  

Huhndorf, Shari M. Going Native: Indians in the American Cultural Imagination. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2001. 

FRESNO STATE MAIN   Lower Level E98.P99 H85 2001

Treuer, David. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present. Farmington Hills, Mich: Thorndike Press, 2019.  

FRESNO STATE MAIN   1st Floor – Popular Reading Collection   E77 .T797 2019

Note: The following resources require a Fresno State login when accessed from off campus.  Anyone may use these resources in the Library. All are welcome. 


Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Thieves of Time: Who Owns the Past? New York, N.Y.: Films Media Group, 2006. Films on Demand. Web. 


Krueger, Pamela, and Gagnon, Carolle. Counterfeit Cultures: Cultural Appropriation, Art by Native Artists and Canadian Art Galleries (1998): ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Web.

Loggans, Regan, Monetgut, Denyse, and Kelly, Rebecca. Selling Headdresses to Hipsters: A Discussion on the Cultural Appropriation of Native American Regalia (2017): ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Web.


Aldred, Lisa. “Plastic Shamans and Astroturf Sun Dances.” American Indian Quarterly 24.3 (2000): 329-352. Web.

Robertson, Dwanna. “Invisibility in the Color-Blind Era: Examining Legitimized Racism against Indigenous Peoples.” American Indian Quarterly 39.2 (2015): 113-53,242. Web.