Sifters: Native American Women's Lives / Edition 1

Sifters: Native American Women's Lives / Edition 1

by Theda Perdue
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195130812

ISBN-13: 9780195130812

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this edited volume, Theda Perdue, a nationally known expert on Indian history and southern women's history, offers a rich collection of biographical essays on Native American women. From Pocahontas, a Powhatan woman of the seventeenth century, to Ada Deer, the Menominee woman who headed the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1990s, the essays span four centuries. Each

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In this edited volume, Theda Perdue, a nationally known expert on Indian history and southern women's history, offers a rich collection of biographical essays on Native American women. From Pocahontas, a Powhatan woman of the seventeenth century, to Ada Deer, the Menominee woman who headed the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1990s, the essays span four centuries. Each one recounts the experiences of women from vastly different cultural traditions—the hunting and gathering of Kumeyaay culture of Delfina Cuero, the pueblo society of San Ildefonso potter Maria Martinez, and the powerful matrilineal kinship system of Molly Brant's Mohawks. Contributors focus on the ways in which different women have fashioned lives that remain firmly rooted in their identity as Native women. Perdue's introductory essay ties together the themes running through the biographical sketches, including the cultural factors that have shaped the lives of Native women, particularly economic contributions, kinship, and belief, and the ways in which historical events, especially in United States Indian policy, have engendered change.

About the Author:
Theda Perdue is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina. She is the author of Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835 (1998) and The Cherokee Removal (1995).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195130812
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Viewpoints on American Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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