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The Challenges of Native American Studies
Essays in Celebration of the Twenty-Fifth American Indian Workshop
The essays gathered in this volume celebrate the founding of the American Indian Workshop (AIW) twenty-five years ago as a European forum for Native American studies. We present this collection of ongoing debates on the interlaced and interlocking...



The Captors' Narrative
Catholic Women and Their Puritan Men on the Early American Frontier
William Henry Foster
The author reconstructs the lived experience of both captors and captives to show that captivity was always intertwined with gender struggles, providing a novel perspective on the struggles over female authority pervasive in colonial America.



The Invention of Native American Literature
Robert Dale Parker
In an original, widely researched, and accessibly written book, Robert Dale Parker helps redefine the study of Native American literature by focusing on issues of gender and literary form. Among the writers Parker highlights are Thomas King...



Colonial Intimacies
Indian Marriage in Early New England
Ann Marie Plane
In 1668 Sarah Ahhaton, a married Native American woman of the Massachusetts Bay town of Punkapoag, confessed in an English court to having committed adultery. For this crime she was tried, found guilty, and publicly whipped and shamed; she...



Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire
The Albany Congress of 1754
Timothy J. Shannon
On the eve of the Seven Years' War in North America, the British crown convened the Albany Congress, an Anglo-Iroquois treaty conference, in response to a crisis that threatened imperial expansion. British authorities hoped to address the impending...



Invisible Natives
Myth and Identity in the American Western
Armando José Prats
This incisive, provocative, and wide-ranging book casts a critical eye on the representation of Native Americans in the Western film since the genre's beginnings. Armando José Prats shows the ways in which film reflects cultural transformations in...



Suspect Relations
Sex, Race, and Resistance in Colonial North Carolina
Kirsten Fischer
Over the course of the eighteenth century, race came to seem as corporeal as sex. Kirsten Fischer has mined unpublished court records and travel literature from colonial North Carolina to reveal how early notions of racial difference were shaped by...



Going Native
Indians in the American Cultural Imagination
Shari M. Huhndorf
Huhndorf looks at modern cultural manifestations of the desire of European Americans to emulate Native Americans, showing how seemingly harmless images of Native Americans can articulate and reinforce a range of power relations including slavery, patriarchy, and oppression.



Indians and English
Facing Off in Early America
Karen Ordahl Kupperman
In this vividly written book, prize-winning author Karen Ordahl Kupperman refocuses our understanding of encounters between English venturers and Algonquians all along the East Coast of North America in the early years of contact and settlement. All...



People of the Wachusett
Greater New England in History and Memory, 1630–1860
David P. Jaffee
Nashaway became Lancaster, Wachusett became Princeton, and all of Nipmuck County became the county of Worcester. Town by town, New England grew—Watertown, Sudbury, Turkey Hills, Fitchburg, Westminster, Walpole—and with each new community the myth of...



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