"Domestic Subjects" by Beth H. Piatote

Domestic Subjects Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature Beth H. Piatote, Ned Blackhawk, Kate Shanley

The Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity
Publication date:
04 Apr 2017
Yale University Press
248 pages: 235 x 156mm
6 b-w illus.
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Amid the decline of U.S. military campaigns against Native Americans in the late nineteenth century, assimilation policy arose as the new front in the Indian Wars, with its weapons the deployment of culture and law, and its locus the American Indian home and family. In this groundbreaking interdisciplinary work, Piatote tracks the double movement of literature and law in the contest over the aims of settler-national domestication and the defense of tribal-national culture, political rights, and territory.

Beth H. Piatote is associate professor of Native American studies at the University of California, Berkeley.