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Author Walker, Cheryl, 1947- author

Title Indian nation : Native American literature and nineteenth-century nationalisms / Cheryl Walker
Published Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1997


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 256 pages) : illustrations
Series New Americanists
New Americanists
Contents The subject of America: the outsider inside -- Writing Indians -- The irony and mimicry of William Apess -- Black Hawk and the moral force of transposition -- The terms of George Copway's surrender -- John Rollin Ridge and the law -- Sarah Winnemucca's meditations: gender, race, and nation -- Personifying America: Apess's "Eulogy on King Philip" -- Native American literature and nineteenth-century nationalisms -- Appendix: "The red man's rebuke."
Summary Indian Nation documents the contributions of Native Americans to the notion of American nationhood and to concepts of American identity at a crucial, defining time in U.S. history. Departing from previous scholarship, Cheryl Walker turns the "usual" questions on their heads, asking not how whites experienced indigenous peoples, but how Native Americans envisioned the United States as a nation. This project unfolds a narrative of participatory resistance in which Indians themselves sought to transform the discourse of nationhood
Walker examines the rhetoric and writings of nineteenth-century Native Americans, including William Apess, Black Hawk, George Copway, John Rollin Ridge, and Sarah Winnemucca. Demonstrating with unique detail how these authors worked to transform venerable myths and icons of American identity, Indian Nation chronicles Native American participation in the forming of an American nationalism in both published texts and speeches that were delivered throughout the United States. Pottawattomie Chief Simon Pokagon's "The Red Man's Rebuke," an important document of Indian oratory, is published here in its entirety for the first time since 1893
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-247) and index
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Subject American literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism
Literature and anthropology -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Indians of North America -- Historiography.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Indians of North America -- Intellectual life
Ethnic relations in literature.
Nationalism in literature.
Indians in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American literature
American literature -- Indian authors
Civilization -- Indian influences
Ethnic relations in literature
Indians in literature
Indians of North America -- Historiography
Indians of North America -- Intellectual life
Literature and anthropology
Literature and society
National characteristics, American, in literature
Nationalism in literature
Politische Identit├Ąt
United States -- Civilization -- Indian influences.
United States
Indianer <Motiv>
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780822397007