"A collection of articles articulating a stunningly intelligent comprehension of southern culture, this book models what true cultural studies should do: understand a culture according to how its people express it." - Choice. Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title "From the jazz funeral processions in the streets of New Orleans to the annual Natchez Pilgrimage in Mississippi and the Scottish Highland games atop Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, the reader is exposed to a diverse southern culture, or heritage, that is often overlooked by many people, both within and outside the South. The reality of a southern culture based in Mexican heritage of a celebration of [a] Southeastern tribe's heritage through the powwow helps deconstruct the myth of a solid southern culture as one that is simply portrayed as black and white." - Florida Historical Quarterly"