Shades of Hiawatha: staging Indians, making Americans, 1880-1930

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Hill and Wang,
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2004.
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1st ed.
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Winner of the 2005 Francis Parkman Prize   A century ago, U.S. policy aimed to sever the tribal allegiances of Native Americans, limit their ancient liberties, and coercively prepare them for citizenship. At the same time millions of arriving immigrants sought their freedom by means of that same citizenship. In this subtle, eye-opening new work, Alan Trachtenberg argues that the two developments were, inevitably, juxtaposed: Indians and immigrants together preoccupied the public imagination, and together changed the idea of what it meant to be American. To begin with, programs of "Americanization" were organized for both groups, yet Indians were at the same time celebrated as noble "First Americans" and role models. Trachtenberg traces the peculiar effect of this implicit contradiction, with Indians themselves staging "The Song of Hiawatha" (which was also translated into Yiddish); Edward Curtis's poignant photographs memorializing vanishing heroism; and the Wanamaker department store making a fortune from commercialized versions of their once reviled cultures. By 1925 the national narrative had been rewritten, and citizenship was granted to Indians as a birthright, while the National Origins Act began to close the door on immigrants. In Shades of Hiawatha, Trachtenberg eloquently suggests that we must re-create America's tribal creation story in new ways if we are to reaffirm its beckoning promise of universal liberty.
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subject_facet American, Criticism, Emigration and immigration, Hiawatha, -- active 15th century, History, Immigrants in literature, Indians in literature, Indians in popular culture -- North America, Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity, Indians of North America -- Public opinion, Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, -- 1807-1882. -- Song of Hiawatha, Native American, Social history, Social sciences, United States -- Emigration and immigration, United States -- History, United States -- Politics and government, United States -- Race relations
title_display Shades of Hiawatha : staging Indians, making Americans, 1880-1930
title_full Shades of Hiawatha : staging Indians, making Americans, 1880-1930 / Alan Trachtenberg
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title_sub staging Indians, making Americans, 1880-1930
topic_facet American, Criticism, Emigration and immigration, Ethnic identity, Hiawatha, History, Immigrants in literature, Indians in literature, Indians in popular culture, Indians of North America, Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, Native American, Politics and government, Public opinion, Race relations, Social history, Social sciences