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Wives and husbands : gender and age in Southern Arapaho history

Author: Loretta Fowler
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2010.
Series: New directions in Native American studies, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Wives and Husbands, distinguished anthropologist Loretta Fowler deepens readers understanding of the gendered dimension of cultural encounters by exploring how the Arapaho gender system affected and was affected by the encounter with Americans as government officials, troops, missionaries, and settlers moved west into Arapaho country. Fowler examines Arapaho history from 1805 to 1936 through the lens of five  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Loretta Fowler
ISBN: 9780806141169 0806141166
OCLC Number: 490080672
Description: xii, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rules of life : gender and age before the reservation, 1805-1869 --
Seeing signs and wonders : cohorts, civilization, and new religions, 1870-1901 --
Like a reed : coping with a cash economy, 1902-1936 --
Conclusion: Making gender, making history.
Series Title: New directions in Native American studies, v. 4.
Responsibility: Loretta Fowler.

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In Wives and Husbands, distinguished anthropologist Loretta Fowler deepens readers understanding of the gendered dimension of cultural encounters by exploring how the Arapaho gender system affected and was affected by the encounter with Americans as government officials, troops, missionaries, and settlers moved west into Arapaho country. Fowler examines Arapaho history from 1805 to 1936 through the lens of five cohorts, groups of women and men born during different year spans. Through the life stories of individual Arapahos, she vividly illustrates the experiences and actions of each cohort during a time when Americans tried to impose gender asymmetry and to undermine the Arapahos' hierarchical age relations.

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