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Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth
A separate country : postcoloniality and American Indian nations / Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
Alternate Title Postcoloniality and American Indian nations
Lubbock : Texas Tech University Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  E78.W5 C575 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Historiography
Indians of North America -- Colonization -- West (U.S.)
Indians, Treatment of -- West (U.S.) -- History
Postcolonialism -- West (U.S.) -- History
Subject West (U.S.) -- History
West (U.S.) -- Race relations
Physical Description xvii, 216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-208) and index
Contents Situating colonial and postcolonial studies -- Indigeneity as a category of analysis -- A new understanding of a specific historical event within the colonial paradigm -- Eliminationism -- On "looking westward" -- Law: the task of justification -- Just a thought -- Citizen! Citizen! -- The cynical tourist -- What about violence? -- The politics of misogyny -- The dilemma of language and the art of political persuasion -- Balancing acts for academic risk takers -- Taku Inichiapi? What's in a name? -- Case study 1: the assault on a nation through the political applications of colonization (1888) -- Case study 2: the dismissal of a people from the Dakota prairie: a case of literary genocide (1920-1930) -- Is now the moment? -- State governmental power versus tribal nation autonomy
Summary "Essays questioning the academic notion that "postcoloniality" is the current condition of American Indian communities. Argues that American Indians remain among the most colonized people in the modern world; revises the popular view of the American West and explores the forgotten history of Indigenousness in America"--Provided by publisher

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