In Europe, Indian hobbyism, or Indianism, has developed out of a
strong fascination with Native American life in the 18th and 19th
centuries. OC Indian hobbyistsOCO dress in homemade replicas of
clothing, craft museum-quality replicas of artifacts, meet in
fields dotted with tepees and reenact aspects of North American
Indian lifeworlds, using ethnographies, travel diaries, and museum
collections as resources. Grounded in fieldwork set among networks
of Indian hobbyists in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France,
and the Czech Republic, this ethnography analyzes this contemporary
practice of serious leisure with respect to the general human
desire for play, metaphor, and allusion. It provides insights into
the increasing popularity of reenactment practices as they relate
to a deeper understanding of human perception, imagination, and
Petra Tjitske Kalshoven
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