Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound / Edition 1

Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound / Edition 1

by Alexandra Harmon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520226852

ISBN-13: 9780520226852

Pub. Date: 09/01/2000

Publisher: University of California Press

In the Puget Sound region of Washington state, indigenous peoples and their descendants have a long history of interaction with settlers and their descendants. Indians in the Making offers the first comprehensive account of these meetings, from the land-based fur trade of the 1820s to the Indian fishing rights activism of the 1970s. Thoroughly researched and…  See more details below

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In the Puget Sound region of Washington state, indigenous peoples and their descendants have a long history of interaction with settlers and their descendants. Indians in the Making offers the first comprehensive account of these meetings, from the land-based fur trade of the 1820s to the Indian fishing rights activism of the 1970s. Thoroughly researched and theoretically sophisticated, this history shows how notions of Indian identity - both Indian and non-Indian - changed as relations changed. By chronicling such dialogues over 150 years, this study reveals that Indianness itself has a complex history. It is not a timeless essence preserved by some people and lost by others. Examining relations in various spheres of life - labor, public ceremony, marriage and kinship, politics and law - Harmon shows that Indians have continually redefined themselves. Her focus on the negotiations that gave rise to modern Indian identity makes a powerful historical contribution to contemporary discussions of race and ethnicity in America.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520226852
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Series:
American Crossroads Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
405
Sales rank:
1,174,443
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Fur Traders and Natives: Empowering Encounters13
2Settlers and Indians: Intertwined Peoples43
3Treaties and War: Ephemeral Lines of Demarcation72
4Reformers and Indians: Reservations about Reservations103
5Indians: Dialogues about Definitions131
6Indians and the United States: Wardship or Friendship?160
7Tribes: New and Old Organizations190
8Treaty Fishing Rights: An Emblem Unfurled218
Afterword245
Notes251
Bibliography345
Index373

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