9780252074271

Anti-Indianism in Modern America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780252074271

  • ISBN10:

    0252074270

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-02
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
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Summary

In paperback for the first time, this volume tells the other side of stories of historical massacres and modern-day hate crimes against Native Americans--events that have been dismissed or glossed over by historians, journalists, and courts alike. Elizabeth Cook-Lynn exposes the colonialism that works both overtly and covertly to silence and diminish Native Americans, supported by a rhetoric of reconciliation, assimilation, and multiculturalism. By comparing anti-Indianism to anti-Semitism, she sets the American history of broken treaties, stolen lands, mass murder, cultural dispossession, and Indian hating in an international context of ethnic cleansing, "ecocide," and colonial oppression.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, is a writer, poet, and professor emerita of Native American studies at Eastern Washington University. She lives in Rapid City, South Dakota. Her books include The Politics of Hallowed Ground (coauthored with Mario Gonzalez), and Aurelia, a Trilogy.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Anti-Indianism Defined
Anti-Indianism in Art and Literature Is Not Just a Tropep. 3
Is the Crazy Horse Monument Art? or Politics?p. 24
Literary and Political Questions of Transformation: American Indian Fiction Writersp. 34
The Idea of Conscience and a Journey into Sacred Mythp. 45
Tender Mercies and Moral Dilemmasp. 52
A Novel Class of Spokespersons
Letter to Michael Dorrisp. 69
A Mixed-Blood, Tribeless Voice in American Indian Literatures: Michael Dorrisp. 72
Innocence, Sin, and Penancep. 91
News of the Day and the Yankton Casep. 97
Science, Belief, and "Stinking Fish"p. 104
Life and Death in the Mainstream of American Indian Biographyp. 112
On Writing and Keeping a Diary
Foreign Sculptors and Time Zones: Diary Entries Kept during a Three-Week Visit to Mexico, a One-Time-Only Effort at Journal-Keepingp. 121
Writing through Obscurityp. 131
Speeches
Pte-Coming Back from Oblivionp. 143
Native Studies Is Politics: The Responsibility of Native American Studies in an Academic Settingp. 151
Reconciliation, Dishonest in Its Inception, Now a Failed Ideap. 159
American Indian Studies: An Overviewp. 171
Genocide
Anti-Indianism and Genocide: The Disavowed Crime Lurking at the Heart of Americap. 185
Postcolonial Scholarship Defames the Native Voice: Academic Genocide?p. 196
Contemporary Genocide: Killing along the Missourip. 211
Notesp. 217
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