Peace Came in the Form of a Woman

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-03-19
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr

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Revising the standard narrative of European-Indian relations in America, Juliana Barr reconstructs a world in which Indians were the dominant power and Europeans were the ones forced to accommodate, resist, and persevere.

Author Biography

Juliana Barr is assistant professor of history at the University of Florida

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Turn-of-the-Century Beginnings, 1680s-1720sp. 17
Diplomatic Ritual in the "Land of the Tejas"p. 27
Political Kinship through Settlement and Marriagep. 69
From Contact to Conversion: Bridging Religion and Politics, 1720s-1760sp. 109
Civil Alliance and "Civility" in Mission-Presidio Complexesp. 119
Negotiating Fear with Violence: Apaches and Spaniards at Midcenturyp. 159
New Codes of War and Peace, 1760s-1780sp. 197
Contests and Alliances of Norteno Manhood: The Road to Truce and Treatyp. 207
Womanly "Captivation": Political Economies of Hostage Taking and Hospitalityp. 247
Conclusionp. 287
Notesp. 293
Bibliographyp. 347
Indexp. 389
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