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White eyes, red heart: Mixed-blood Indians in American history

Abstract:
Mixed-blood Indians have occupied a strategic role in American history since Europeans first reached this continent. However, the concept of a mixed-blood Indian is too complex to be limited to a biological construct; the mixed-blood Indian represents a class, as well as a race, of people. This analysis of the social construction of the mixed-blood Indian is conducted on three levels, (1) an historiographical approach which examines the study of the mixed-blood topic, (2) a historical analysis, using federal Indian policy and Indian literature as indicators of the mixed-blood social experience and (3) the case study of Mickey Free, the socially-constructed mixed-blood Apache.
The study of mixed-blood Indians comprises a study in race, gender and power relations. It is also a study on the final American frontier.

Author: 

Victoria A. O. Smith (Jaimez)

Chair: 

Jay Stauss

Publication: 

thesis

Year: 

1995

Arizona State Museum: 

M9791 J356w

Proquest: 

ATT 1362230

UA Library: 

E9791 1995 174
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences