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Shades of Hiawatha Staging Indians, Making Americans, 1880-1930

ISBN-10: 0809016397

ISBN-13: 9780809016396

Edition: N/A

Authors: Alan Trachtenberg

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"A book of elegance, depth, breadth, nuance and subtlety." --W. Richard West Jr. (Founding Director of the National Museum of the American Indian), The Washington Post A century ago, U.S. policy aimed to sever the tribal allegiances of Native Americans, limit their ancient liberties, and coercively prepare them for citizenship. At the same time, millions of new immigrants sought their freedom by means of that same citizenship. Alan Trachtenberg argues that the two developments were, inevitably, juxtaposed: Indians and immigrants together preoccupied the public imagination, and together changed the idea of what it meant to be American. In "Shades of Hiawatha, Trachtenberg eloquently suggests that we must re-create America's tribal creation story in new ways if we are to reaffirm its beckoning promise of universal liberty.
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 10/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Dreaming Indian
Singing Hiawatha
Conceivable Aliens
Yiddish Hiawatha
Ghostlier Demarcations
Wanamaker Indians
The Great Bridge
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index