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“An Indian Teacher among Indians”: Native Women As Federal Employees

Cathleen D. Cahill

in Indigenous Women and Work: From Labor to Activism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037153
eISBN:
9780252094262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037153.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Scholars have emphasized that policymakers designed the federal Indian school system to assimilate Native children and create a colonial labor force by training Native female students for primarily ... More


Indigenous Women and Work: From Labor to Activism

Carol Williams (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037153
eISBN:
9780252094262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037153.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book creates a transnational and comparative dialogue on the history of the productive and reproductive lives and circumstances of Indigenous women from the late nineteenth century to the ... More


Diverted Mothering among American Indian Domestic Servants, 1920–1940

Margaret D. Jacobs

in Indigenous Women and Work: From Labor to Activism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037153
eISBN:
9780252094262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037153.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on young Indian women who took up domestic service in white women's households in urban areas of the American West. Most women found this work tedious and their employers ... More


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