Book Review: Shades of Hiawatha: Staging Indians, Making Americans, 1880-1930

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Dr. Judith G. Curtis, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: Alan Trachtenberg's work, Shades of Hiawatha: Staging Indians, Making Americans, 1880-1930, examines a pivotal question: What is an American? That question has implications for other immigrant groups mired in the twenty-first century's public policy discussion. Trachtenberg focuses on the dominant culture's construction of what it meant to be American at the turn of the twentieth century with the arrival of twenty-three million immigrants between 1890 and 1920 and how Indian peoples were forced to fit those constructions in a way different from immigrants and African Americans.

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American Indian Quarterly. Spring 2008, Vol. 32 Issue 2
Language: English
Date: 2008
American Indians, Native Americans, Identity (Philosophical concept), Americanized Indians, Nonfiction

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