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The Resource "Mixed blood" Indians : racial construction in the early South, Theda Perdue

"Mixed blood" Indians : racial construction in the early South, Theda Perdue

Label
"Mixed blood" Indians : racial construction in the early South
Title
"Mixed blood" Indians
Title remainder
racial construction in the early South
Statement of responsibility
Theda Perdue
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On the southern frontier in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, European men - including traders, soldiers, and government agents - sometimes married Native women. Children of these unions were known by whites as "half-breeds." The Indian societies into which they were born, however, had no corresponding concepts of race or "blood." Moreover, counter to European customs and laws, Native lineage was traced through the mother only. No familial status or rights stemmed from the father." ""Mixed Blood" Indians looks at a fascinating array of such birth- and kin-related issues as they were alternately misunderstood and astutely exploited by both Native and European cultures. Theda Perdue discusses the assimilation of non-Indians into Native societies, their descendants' participation in tribal life, and the white cultural assumptions conveyed in the designation "mixed blood." In addition to unions between European men and Native women, Perdue also considers the special cases arising from the presence of white women and African men and women in Indian society." "From the colonial through the early national era, "mixed bloods" were often in the middle of struggles between white expansionism and Native cultural survival. That these "half-breeds" often resisted appeals to their "civilized" blood helped foster an enduring image of Natives as fickle allies of white politicians, missionaries, and entrepreneurs. "Mixed Blood" Indians rereads a number of early writings to show us the Native outlook on these misperceptions and to make clear that race is too simple a measure of their - or any peoples' - motives."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Perdue, Theda
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures
Series volume
45
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Race awareness
Label
"Mixed blood" Indians : racial construction in the early South, Theda Perdue
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-128) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • "In the Indian Manner": Natives and Newcomers in the Eighteenth Century.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • "Both White and Red": Biracial People in Indian Society.
  • p. 33
  • 3.
  • "Designing Half-Breeds": The Politics of Race.
  • p. 70
  • Notes.
  • p. 105
  • Index.
  • p. 129
Control code
14744478
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 135 p., [4] p. of plates ;
Isbn
9780820327310
Lccn
2002007121
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
"Mixed blood" Indians : racial construction in the early South, Theda Perdue
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-128) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • "In the Indian Manner": Natives and Newcomers in the Eighteenth Century.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • "Both White and Red": Biracial People in Indian Society.
  • p. 33
  • 3.
  • "Designing Half-Breeds": The Politics of Race.
  • p. 70
  • Notes.
  • p. 105
  • Index.
  • p. 129
Control code
14744478
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 135 p., [4] p. of plates ;
Isbn
9780820327310
Lccn
2002007121
Other physical details
ill., map

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