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Dying Americans: Race, Extinction, and Conservation in the New World

Sadiah Qureshi

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Early modern writers had long noted the apparent decimation of some indigenous peoples. However, such discussions took on a new and urgent form in the nineteenth century as a new scientific ... More


Participant Observation and the Picturesque Savage

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

As ethnographic interest in North American Indians shifted from the Northeast to peoples farther to the West in the first half of the nineteenth century, the greatest excitement arose from the ... More


“Brought to the Zenith of Civilization”: Indians in England in the 1840s

Kate Flint

in The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203188
eISBN:
9780691210254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203188.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the impact made by the Ojibwa and Iowa Indians who toured with George Catlin in the 1840s—and the impression that their travels in Britain made upon them. Both groups performed ... More


The Problem with Preservation: Aesthetics and Sanctuary in Catlin, Parkman, Erdrich, Melville, and Byatt

Michelle C. Neely

in Against Sustainability: Reading Nineteenth-Century America in the Age of Climate Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288229
eISBN:
9780823290307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288229.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter three traces preservation’s antebellum theorization and long-lasting repercussions. The first parts of this chapter delineate the flawed aesthetic logic of preservation, beginning with the ... More


A Great Plains Park

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

George Catlin, who traveled, wrote about, and painted the plains between 1832 and 1839, proposed a Great Plains Park created by the national government, where herds of elks and buffalo would be ... More


Shingwauk’s Reading: Dighton Rock and Henry Rowe Schoolcraft’s Troubled Ethnology

Douglas Hunter

in Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634401
eISBN:
9781469634425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634401.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores efforts by the pioneering American ethnologist Henry Rowe Schoolcraft to understand Dighton Rock, with the aid of the Ojibwa leader Shingwauk, using drawings in Antiquitates ... More


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