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Native diasporas : indigenous identities and settler colonialism in the Americas

Author: Gregory D Smithers; Brooke N Newman
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Borderlands and transcultural studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The arrival of European settlers in the Americas disrupted indigenous lifeways, and the effects of colonialism shattered Native communities. Forced migration and human trafficking created a diaspora of cultures, languages, and people. Gregory D. Smithers and Brooke N. Newman have gathered the work of leading scholars, including Bill Anthes, Duane Champagne, Daniel Cobb, Donald Fixico, and Joy Porter, among others,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory D Smithers; Brooke N Newman
ISBN: 9780803233638 0803233639
OCLC Number: 861955708
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xi, 509 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "What is an Indian?" --
The enduring question of American Indian identity / Gregory D. Smithers --
Indigenous identities in Mesoamerica after the Spanish conquest / Rebecca Horn --
Rethinking the middle ground: French colonialism and indigenous identities in the Pays d'en Haut / Michael A. McDonnell --
Identity articulated: British settlers, black Caribs, and the politics of indigeneity on St. Vincent, 1763-1797 / Brooke N. Newman --
Religion, race, and the formation of Pan-Indian identities in the brothertown movement, 1700-1800 / Linford D. Fisher --
"Decoying them within': creek gender identities and the subversion of civilization / Felicity Donohoe --
Mastering language: liberty, slavery, and native resistance in the early nineteenth-century south / James Taylor Carson --
Resistance and removal: Yaqui and Navajo identities in the southwest borderlands / Claudia B. Haake --
Progressivism and Native American self-expression in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century / Joy Porter --
Mixed-descent Indian identity and assimilation policy / Katherine Ellinghaus --
"All go to the hop fields": the role of migratory and wage labor in the preservation of indigenous Pacific northwest culture / Vera Parham --
Tribal institution building in the twentieth century / Duane Champagne --
Disease and the "other": the role of medical imperialism in Oceania / Kerri A. Inglis --
"Why Injun artist me": Acee Blue Eagle's diasporic performative / Bill Anthes --
Asserting a global indigenous identity: native activism before and after the Cold War / Daniel M. Cobb --
From tribal to Indian: American Indian identity in the twentieth century / Donald L. Fixico.
Series Title: Borderlands and transcultural studies.
Responsibility: edited by Gregory D. Smithers, Brooke N. Newman.


Explores how indigenous peoples forged a sense of identity and community amid the changes wrought by European colonialism in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, and the mainland Americas from the  Read more...


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