Year of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Individualized Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program
Department or School/College
Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Wade Davies, George Price, Prageeta Sharma, Heather Cahoon
African American Studies, Feminism, Native American History, Native American Theater, Queer Studies
University of Montana
This creative dissertation unites art and history by writing a play using extensive historical research. The main body of work focuses on events surrounding the Natchez Revolt of 1729. The Natchez nation and colonial Louisianans attempted to accommodate each other by reaching a middle ground. Nonetheless, incivility culminated in a massacre at Fort Rosalie. The Natchez experienced profound sociopolitical changes that resulted in a downgrade of female power. North American history asserts many female chiefs interacted with colonial male leaders. Even so, female chiefs have remained at the margins of history. This creative work focuses on the hidden history behind the subjugation of one female chief named Tattooed Arm.
DeCelles, Theodore Cecil, "Jubah and Nashoba: An Artful History" (2019). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 11515.
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