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Documentation of performance "Halfbred" by Archer Pechawis performed at Pitt gallery on May 27, 1995. 25 minutes. Part of Halfbred series. Audience positioned on the street watching performance through gallery windows. Performer describes childhood as half-white, half-Indian while assistants paint his body half-white, half-red. Slide images projected stage right during stories. Performer lights and puts out small fire. Series of false endings and moments of audience address that consider the implication of being a "halfbreed" and the construction of Indian-ness by white society.