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A Strange Likeness: Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth-Century North America

Nancy Shoemaker

Abstract

The relationship between American Indians and Europeans on America's frontiers is typically characterized as one of profound cultural difference. This book contains six chapters titled “Land,” “Kings,” “Writing,” “Alliances,” “Gender,” and “Race,” showing that Indians and Europeans held common beliefs about their most fundamental realities. They used history and memory to conceive of land as national territory, constructed governments, kept records of important events, formed international alliances, made gender an important social category, and read meaning into the arms, legs, heart, and min ... More

Keywords: American Indians, cross-cultural encounters, 18th-century North America, cultural difference, race, identities, Indian-White relations, landscape and memory, gender, writing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195167924
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167924.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy Shoemaker, author
University of Connecticut, Storrs
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