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Understanding Tolowa Histories : Western Hegemonies and Native American Responses - James Collins

Understanding Tolowa Histories

Western Hegemonies and Native American Responses

Paperback Published: 11th December 1997
ISBN: 9780415912082
Number Of Pages: 240

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"Understanding Tolowa Histories" develops a multi-leveled historical inquiry of the Native Tolowa of Northwestern California. The Tolowa were displaced and nearly destroyed in the nineteenth century. Since then, they have struggled to reclaim their collective identity and language and are now re-emerging as a cultural and political group.
Presenting a wide-ranging analysis of ethnographic, linguistic and historical materials, James Collins explores the linguistic and political dynamics of place-claiming and expropriation as well as the relation between otherness and subjugation. He shows the role of such discourse in the ongoing controversies about tradition and identity in Native and non-Native America and establishes the place of the Tolowa and Native California in the larger pattern of US/Indian history.

"An academic but nonetheless personally informed exploration of the assumptions behind the way history is recorded and recounted, examined in the context of history in general and the history of the Tolowa people specifically." -"News from Native California

Tolowa Histories: Inclusions and Exclusions in Making a People and a Past
Tolowa De-Termination: Histories after the Cataclysm, 1850-1900
Tolowa De-Termination: Conscripts of Western Civilization, 1910-1965
Rights, Place Claims, and Power: A Western Legacy
Changing Conditions of Place and Identity in Native North America
Discourse of Place and Expropriation
A Modern Politics of Place and Identity Conclusion: Contested Places, Divided Subjects
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ISBN: 9780415912082
ISBN-10: 0415912083
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 11th December 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 14.94  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1