Writing Indian Nations

Author: Maureen Konkle
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807875902
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Maureen Konkle argues that by depending on treaties, which rest on the equal standing of all signatories, Europeans in North America institutionalized a paradox: the very documents through which they sought to dispossess Native peoples in ...


Author: Rebecca M. Herzig
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479840823
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Konkle, Writing Indian Nations, 9–10; William Robertson, History of the Discovery
and Settlement of America, vol. 1 (London: Strahan, 1777), 303, 291. Robertson,
History, 290. Ibid., 290–91. Ibid. Samuel Stanhope Smith, An Essay on the
Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human Species, ed.
Winthrop Jordan (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1965 [1787]), 112. Ibid., 191;
Bieder, Science, 7. Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, “On the Natural Variety of
Mankind,” in The ...

History Manners And Customs Of The Indian Nations

Author: John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder
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Dear Sir, — Having, at your particular request, undertaken the arduous task of
giving to the Historical Committee of our Society an Account of those Indian
Nations and Tribes which once inhabited Pennsylvania and the adjoining States,
including those who are known by the name of the " Six Nations; " I have now, as
far as has been in my power, complied with your wishes, or at least I have
endeavoured so to do. Foreseeing the difficulties I should labour under, in writing
the history of ...

Writing The American Past

Author: Mark M. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405163593
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The ''savages'' in his telling were the Europeans who used extraordinary Indians,
whose diplomacy was cheap and vicious, and who made no apology for their
dedicated destruction of Indian culture and society. From this perspective, any
treaties signed by Indian nations with European powers were largely coerced,
always one-sided, and put the Indian at a distinct disadvantage. Conversely,
Richard White's more recent work, The Middle Ground (1991), argues that
Indians of the ...

Exiled In The Land Of The Free

Author: Oren Lyons
Publisher: Santa Fe, N.M. : Clear Light Publishers
ISBN: 9780940666504
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This is the first work to recognize that legacy and trace our model of participatory democracy to its Native American roots.

Indian Country

Author: Gail Guthrie Valaskakis
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554588103
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who followed, he went west to discover and write about “those great Indian tribes
which are now about to disappear as independent nations” (Wheeler 1976: 7). In
the ensuing years, Irving was joined by Edward Curtis, Horace Greeley, and
Franz Boas in the rush to document “disappearing” Indians. None of the many
men and women who recorded, reported, and chronicled Indian life in the
nineteenth century ever met Tecumseh. But as a Native North American whose
interest in land ...

Information Respecting The History Condition And Prospects Of The Indian Tribes Of The United States

Author: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
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Collected and Prepared Under the Direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs...
Henry Rowe ... In directing attention to the nations of other parts of Asia, or of the
globe, who have attracted notice for their picture-writing, the field of observation
of the American continent itself is narrowed, it is believed, rather from the amount
of materials we can command, or the space which travellers have devoted to it,
than from the absolute non-existence of such materials. It was long thought that
much of ...

American History Comprising Historical Sketches Of The Indian Tribes

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'Nor had the Indian any written language. The i •neabtnai only method of
communicating ideas, and of preserving tiruanguazc the memory of events by
artificial signs, was by the use ""o/'u/^m" of knotted cords, belts of wampum, and
analogous means ; par'j%'i/i"'p~ or by a system of pictorial writing, consisting of
rude imitations of visible objects. Something of this nature was found in.. all parts
of America. Government. 1. 'In some of the tribes, the govern- 3. Ti>e.gor- ment
approached ...

American History

Author: Marcius Willson
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Comprising Historical Sketches of the Indian Tribes, a Description of American
Antiquities, with an Inquiry Into Their Origin and the Origin of the Indian Tribes,
History of the United States, with Appendices Showing Its Connection with
European ... only method of communicating ideas, and of preserving unTMng°
Jazn the memory of events by artificial signs, was by the use "%'uiwwlt of knotted
cords, belts of wampum, and analogous means ; rar'p/tfL'"p' or by a system of
pictorial writing, ...