Covers the history of ten tribal groups including the Cherokee, Iroquois, Navajo - as well as tribes with less known histories such as the Yakima, Ute, and Pima-Maricopa.
Negotiators of Change covers the history of ten tribal groups including the Cherokee, Iroquois and Navajo -- as well as tribes with less known histories such as the Yakima, Ute, and Pima-Maricopa. The book contests the idea that European colonialization led to a loss of Native American women's power, and instead presents a more complex picture of the adaption to, and subversion of, the economic changes introduced by Europeans. The essays also discuss the changing meainings of motherhood, women's roles and differing gender ideologies within this context.
1. The Anglo-Algonquian Gender Frontier Kathleen M. Brown; 2. Kateri Tekakwitha's Tortuous Path to Sainthood Nancy Shoemaker; 3. Autonomy and the Economic Roles of Indian Women of the Fox-Wisconsin Riverway Region, 1763-1832 Lucy Eldersveld Murphy; 4. Women, Men and American Indian Policy: The Cherokee Response to "Civilization" Theda Perdue; 5. Choctaw Women and Cultural Persistence in Misissippi Clara Sue Kidwell; 6. The Land Incarnate: Navajo Women and the Dialogue of Colonialism, 1821-1870 Carol Douglas Sparks; 7. "Dear Friend and Ex-Husband": Marriage, Divorce, and Women's Property Rights on the Southern Ute Reservation, 1887-1930 Katherine M.B. Osburn; 8. Horses and Cattle, Buggies and Hacks: Purchases by Yakima Indian Women, 1909-1912 Clifford E. Trafzer; 9. Patchwork and Politics: The Evolving Roles of Florida Seminole Women in the Twntieth Century Harry A. Kersey, Jr. and Helen M. Bannan; 10. Mothers and Community Builders: Salt River Pima and Maricopa Women in Comm