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The Resource Voices of American Indian assimilation and resistance : Helen Hunt Jackson, Sarah Winnemucca, and Victoria Howard, Siobhan Senier

Voices of American Indian assimilation and resistance : Helen Hunt Jackson, Sarah Winnemucca, and Victoria Howard, Siobhan Senier

Label
Voices of American Indian assimilation and resistance : Helen Hunt Jackson, Sarah Winnemucca, and Victoria Howard
Title
Voices of American Indian assimilation and resistance
Title remainder
Helen Hunt Jackson, Sarah Winnemucca, and Victoria Howard
Statement of responsibility
Siobhan Senier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1879 and 1934, the United States government made a concerted effort to dissolve American Indian tribes by allotting communally held lands and forcing them to adopt Euro-American practices. Yet women seized a wave of national fascination with American Indians to fashion themselves as public storytellers and to challenge the national drive to assimilate indigenous peoples. This book focuses on three women of this era--the white writer and activist Helen Hunt Jackson, whose 1884 bestseller Ramona has been dubbed "the 'Indian' Uncle Tom's Cabin"; the Paiute performer Sarah Winnemucca, whose Life Among the Piutes is believed to be the first Native woman's autobiography; and Victoria Howard, the Clackamas Chinook storyteller, who worked with Melville Jacobs in 1929 to transcribe hundreds of narratives, ethnographic texts, and songs. During this time, public officials and white citizens advocated the destruction of tribal cultures and identities, which they viewed as a threat to the legal and social traditions of the United States. Jackson, Winnemucca, and Howard countered these fears by providing opportunity for public thought and discussion through their writing and speaking
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Senier, Siobhan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.C89
LC item number
S46 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Helen Hunt
  • Winnemucca, Sarah
  • Howard, Victoria
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Folk literature, Indian
  • Indians in literature
Label
Voices of American Indian assimilation and resistance : Helen Hunt Jackson, Sarah Winnemucca, and Victoria Howard, Siobhan Senier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([235]-248) and index
Contents
American women's narratives about Indians, 1879-1934 -- Helen Hunt Jackson, the women reformers, and Dawes Act discourse -- Sarah Winnemucca's indian agencies -- Can the Clackamas women speak? Reconstructing "Victoria Howard" -- Female and indigenous resistance and expression in Howard's stories -- The politics and perils of representing tribal discourse
Control code
44769027
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 256 p.
Isbn
9780806132938
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
00061595
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Voices of American Indian assimilation and resistance : Helen Hunt Jackson, Sarah Winnemucca, and Victoria Howard, Siobhan Senier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([235]-248) and index
Contents
American women's narratives about Indians, 1879-1934 -- Helen Hunt Jackson, the women reformers, and Dawes Act discourse -- Sarah Winnemucca's indian agencies -- Can the Clackamas women speak? Reconstructing "Victoria Howard" -- Female and indigenous resistance and expression in Howard's stories -- The politics and perils of representing tribal discourse
Control code
44769027
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 256 p.
Isbn
9780806132938
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
00061595
Other physical details
ill.

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