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Beyond Two Worlds
Critical Conversations on Language and Power in Native North America
Beyond Two Worlds
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James Joseph Buss - Editor
C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa - Editor
SUNY series, Tribal Worlds: Critical Studies in American Indian Nation Building
Price: $95.00 
Hardcover - 348 pages
Release Date: November 2014
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-5341-5

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Paperback - 348 pages
Release Date: July 2015
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ISBN13: 978-1-4384-5342-2

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Examines the origins, efficacy, legacy, and consequences of envisioning both Native and non-Native “worlds.”

Beyond Two Worlds brings together scholars of Native history and Native American studies to offer fresh insights into the methodological and conceptual significance of the “two-worlds framework.” They address the following questions: Where did the two-worlds framework originate? How has it changed over time? How does it continue to operate in today’s world? Most people recognize the language of binaries birthed by the two-worlds trope—savage and civilized, East and West, primitive and modern. For more than four centuries, this lexicon has served as a grammar for settler colonialism. While many scholars have chastised this type of terminology in recent years, the power behind these words persists. With imagination and a critical evaluation of how language, politics, economics, and culture all influence the expectations that we place on one another, the contributors to this volume rethink the two-worlds trope, adding considerably to our understanding of the past and present.

James Joseph Buss is Associate Professor of History at Salisbury University and author of Winning the West with Words: Language and Conquest in the Lower Great Lakes. C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa is Assistant Professor of History at Illinois College and author of Crooked Paths to Allotment: The Fight over Federal Indian Policy after the Civil War.


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface
Malinda Maynor Lowery

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The World Is Not Enough
James Joseph Buss and C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa

Part I: Historical Antecedents

1. “To Live and Die with Them”: Wendat Reactions to “Worldly” Rhetoric in the Land of the Dead
Kathryn Magee Labelle

2. “Willingly Complied and Removed to the Fort”: The Secret History of Competing Anglo-Visions for Virginia’s Southwest
Kristalyn Marie Shefveland

3. The Development of Two Worlds: British and Cherokee Spatial Understandings in the Eighteenth-Century Southeast
Ian D. Chambers

Interlude: Diagramming Worlds
Nancy Shoemaker

Part II: The Real and the Imagined

4. Imagined Worlds and Archival Realities: The Patchwork World of Early Nineteenth-Century Indiana
James Joseph Buss

5. The Indians’ Capital City: Diplomatic Visits, Place, and Two-Worlds Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Washington, DC
C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa

6. Under One Big Tent: Race, Resistance, and Community Building in Two Nineteenth-Century Circus Towns
Sakina M. Hughes

Interlude: Of Two Worlds and Intimate Domains
Susan E. Gray

Part III: Consequences and Implications

7. nahi meehtohseeniwinki: iilinweeyankwi neehi iši meehtohseeniwiyankwi aatotamankwi: To Live Well: Our Language and Our Lives
George Ironstrack

8. Moving in Multiple Worlds: Native Indian Service Employees
Cathleen D. Cahill

Interlude: Working and Between-ness
Brian Hosmer


Part IV: Beyond Two Worlds

9. “born in the opposition”: D’Arcy McNickle, Ethnobiographically
Daniel M. Cobb, Kyle D. Fields, and Joseph Cheatle

10. To Come to a Better Understanding: Complicating the “Two-Worlds” Trope
Sande Garner

Afterword: How Many Worlds?: Place, Power, and Incommensurability
Coll Thrush

Contributor Biographies
Index


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