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Indian Passports

Robert Lawrence Gunn

in Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479842582
eISBN:
9781479812516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842582.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The epilogue considers the ad hoc 19th-Century system of “Indian passports”—official documents, letters, and testimonials often provided by U.S. agents to Native peoples in western borderlands ... More


Settlers of Color and “Immigrant” Hegemony: “Locals” in Hawai‘i

Haunani-Kay Trask

in Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830151
eISBN:
9780824869243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter lays the conceptual foundation for this volume. It criticizes Asian settlers—Japanese settlers in particular—who present themselves as champions of Native interests but who obstruct the ... More


The Violence of the Normative

Amy L. Brandzel

in Against Citizenship: The Violence of the Normative

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040030
eISBN:
9780252098239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040030.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book argues that citizenship is not only the central structure for reifying the norms of whiteness, heterosexuality, ... More


Against Citizenship: The Violence of the Normative

Amy L. Brandzel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040030
eISBN:
9780252098239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040030.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Numerous activists and scholars have appealed for rights, inclusion, and justice in the name of “citizenship.” This book shows that there is nothing redeemable about citizenship, nothing worth ... More


All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After a decade of chasing stories around the globe, intrepid travel writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest followed the magnetic pull home--only to discover that her native South Texas had been radically ... More


The Good Life (Sumak Kawsay) and the Good Mind (Ganigonhi:oh): Indigenous Values and Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground

Jack P. Manno and Pamela L. Martin

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The authors, Jack Manno and Pamela Martin, explore the influence of two Indigenous peoples embattled in efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground. They focus on two key concepts: one known as the ... More


The War

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the history and modern-day ramifications of the so-called “Casino War” at Akwesasne. In the mid-1980s, some free-wheeling Mohawks who’d made a mint trading tobacco started ... More


The Movement

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the end of 2012, the biggest indigenous rights movements in Canada’s history erupted. Known as Idle No More, it was triggered by legislation to eliminate key protections for water, fish, ... More


The Trade

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author begins her exploration of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne by visiting the many smoke shops lining the highway. After befriending a clerk at one shop, she starts to see the community’s ... More


The Bridge

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Twelve different jurisdictions wield some degree of power over the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne: four counties, one state, two provinces, two countries, and three different tribal governments. When ... More


The United States of In-between

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author concludes her exploration of the U.S. borderlands with a meditation on the concept of borderlines. They don’t just delineate countries. Political parties are highly adept at redrawing the ... More


The Activist and the Obelisk

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter delves into the environmental assault on Akwesasne as well as the tribe’s resistance. In the 1950s, Canada and the United States started building the St. Lawrence Seaway, a system of ... More


The River

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter, the author attends a child’s pool party at the home of a famous Mohawk drug trafficker. Through her interviews with his wife as well as two other drug dealers, she learns about the ... More


The Words That Come Before All Else

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author ends her journey at Akwesasne with a visit to the Longhouse, where she participates in a Strawberry Ceremony celebrating the arrival of summer. There, she learns about the Ohen:ton ... More


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