White Captives

White Captives

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White Captives offers a new perspective of Indian-white coexistence on the American frontier through analysis of historical, anthropological, political, and literary materials. --g Namias shows that visual, literary, and historical accounts of the capture of Euro-Americans by Indians are commentaries on the uncertain boundaries of gender, race, and culture during the colonial Indian Wars, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. She compares the experiences and representations of male and female captives over time and on successive frontiers and examines the narratives of captives Jane McCrea, Mary Jemison, and Sarah Wakefield.William K. Bottorff and Arthur L. Ford (1825: rpt. ... The Lifeof Jane McCrea, with an Accountof Burgoynea#39;s Expedition in 1777 (New York: Baker. ... Jr., a€œThe Murder ofJane McCrea:The Tragedy of an American Tableau da#39;Histoire, a€ Art Bulletin 58(Dec. ... August 3, 1777, said a girlwasshot and scalped: a€œThegirl was asweet heartto anofficer intheenemya#39;s service, anda great torya€”Hear, O Heavens !and giveear, anbsp;...

Title:White Captives
Author:June Namias
Publisher:UNC Press Books - 2005-10-12


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