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Colonial Entanglement: Constituting a Twenty-First-Century Osage Nation

Jean Dennison

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835807
eISBN:
9781469601557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837443_dennison
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

From 2004 to 2006 the Osage Nation conducted a contentious governmental reform process in which sharply differing visions arose over the new government's goals, the Nation's own history, and what it ... More


Reform

Jean Dennison

in Colonial Entanglement: Constituting a Twenty-First-Century Osage Nation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835807
eISBN:
9781469601557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837443_dennison.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The goal of the 2004 legislation was to allow the Osage Nation to reform its government and its citizenship standards. This chapter discusses the complex colonial history that has deeply unsettled ... More


Blood

Jean Dennison

in Colonial Entanglement: Constituting a Twenty-First-Century Osage Nation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835807
eISBN:
9781469601557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837443_dennison.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines how blood as a racially charged metaphor has changed and been changed by various Osage understandings of relation over time. It traces the concept of blood, its roots in the ... More


Introduction

Jean Dennison

in Colonial Entanglement: Constituting a Twenty-First-Century Osage Nation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835807
eISBN:
9781469601557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837443_dennison.5
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book focuses on Osage Nation's 2004–6 reform process. For people who actively participated in the reform process, using sovereignty to increase Osage control was the most important goal of ... More


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