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Author Mucher, Christen, author.

Title Before American history : nationalist mythmaking and Indigenous dispossession / Christen Mucher.

Publication Info. Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, [2022]


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Description 1 online resource.
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Writing the early Americas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Offering the "Indian" archive -- Storied lands of the "Old West" -- Mexico Antiguo through Americano eyes -- Nationalist science and the chronology of dispossession -- Removal in the antiquarian archive -- An American Babylon in the Mexican Republic -- Epilogue: after American history.
Summary "This book argues that the current understanding of North America's past was created as a tool of nationalism, and that it required the misappropriation of Indigenous histories. In the United States and Mexico, the Indigenous past was repurposed as American history while at the same time used to erase and denigrate Native peoples, a legacy that continues when we repeat these narratives"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Indians of North America -- Historiography.
Nationalism and historiography -- United States.
Nationalism and historiography -- Mexico.
Indians of North America -- Antiquities -- Collectors and collecting -- History.
Settler colonialism -- United States -- History.
America -- Antiquities.
Nationalisme et historiographie -- États-Unis.
Nationalisme et historiographie -- Mexique.
Amérique -- Antiquités.
Colonialisme de peuplement -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Indians of North America -- Antiquities -- Collectors and collecting
Indians of North America -- Historiography
Nationalism and historiography
Settler colonialism
United States
Indexed Term American antiquity
Genre/Form History
Added Title Nationalist mythmaking and Indigenous dispossession
Other Form: Print version: Mucher, Christen. Before American history Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, [2022] 9780813948249 (DLC) 2021054547
ISBN 9780813948263 (ebook)
9780813948249 (hardcover)
9780813948256 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000070271673

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