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Title Native acts : Indian performance, 1603-1832 / edited by Joshua David Bellin and Laura L. Mielke ; afterword by Philip J. Deloria
Published Lincoln [Neb.] : University of Nebraska Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (344 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; 1. Lying Inventions: Native Dissimulation in Early Colonial New England; 2. The Deer Island Indians and Common Law Performance; 3. Native Performances of Diplomacy and Religionin Early New France; 4. Wendat Song and Carnival Noise in the Jesuit Relations; 5. "I Wunnatuckquannum, This Is My Hand": Native Performance in Massachusett Language Indian Deeds; 6. In a Red Petticoat: Coosaponakeesa's Performance of Creek Sovereignty in Colonial Georgia
Playing John White: John Wompas and Racial Identity in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World8. "This Wretched Scene ofBritish Curiosity and Savage Debauchery": Performing Indian Kingship in Eighteenth-Century Britain; 9. Performing Indian Publics: Two Native Views of Diplomacy to the Western Nations in 1792; 10. Editing as Indian Performance: Elias Boudinot, Poetry, and the Cherokee Phoenix; Afterword; Index
Summary Long before the Boston Tea Party, where colonists staged a revolutionary act by masquerading as Indians, people looked to Native Americans for the symbols, imagery, and acts that showed what it meant to be "American." And for just as long, observers have largely overlooked the role that Native peoples themselves played in creating and enacting the Indian performances appropriated by European Americans. It is precisely this neglected notion of Native Americans "playing Indian" that Native Acts explores
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject American literature -- Indian authors.
American literature -- White authors.
Indians in literature.
Indians in popular culture.
Indians of North America -- History.
Indians of North America -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- North America.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bellin, Joshua David.
Mielke, Laura L.
LC no. 2011027370
ISBN 0803239890 (electronic bk.)
9780803239890 (electronic bk.)