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Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country
     

Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country

by Carl J. Ekberg
 

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ISBN-10: 0252077237

ISBN-13: 9780252077234

Pub. Date: 01/15/2010

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Based almost entirely on original source documents from the United States, France, and Spain, Carl J. Ekberg';s Stealing Indian Women provides an innovative overview of Indian slavery in the Mississippi Valley. His detailed study of a fascinating and convoluted criminal case involving various slave women and a m?tis (mixed-blood) woodsman named C?ladon illuminates

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Based almost entirely on original source documents from the United States, France, and Spain, Carl J. Ekberg';s Stealing Indian Women provides an innovative overview of Indian slavery in the Mississippi Valley. His detailed study of a fascinating and convoluted criminal case involving various slave women and a m?tis (mixed-blood) woodsman named C?ladon illuminates race and gender relations, Creole culture, and the lives of Indian slaves-particularly women-in ways never before possible.

Carl J. Ekberg is a professor emeritus of history at Illinois State University. He is the author of many books, including the award-winning Colonial Ste. Genevieve and French Roots in the Illinois Country: The Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252077234
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
01/15/2010
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,404,352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: The Illinois Country 1

Part I Indian Slavery

1 Colonial Louisiana 9

2 French Illinois 31

3 Spanish Illinois 50

4 Couples and Couplings 69

Part II The C?ladon Affair

5 Ste. Genevieve: The Old Town 97

6 Colonial Revelries 109

7 Indian Woman Dead 133

8 Indian Woman Free 144

9 The Black River 167

Conclusion: The Price of Freedom 181

Notes 191

Index 223

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