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Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea : Indian women as cultural intermediaries and national symbols, Rebecca K. Jager

Label
Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea : Indian women as cultural intermediaries and national symbols
Title
Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea
Title remainder
Indian women as cultural intermediaries and national symbols
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca K. Jager
Title variation
Indian women as cultural intermediaries and national symbols
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first Europeans to arrive in North America's various regions relied on Native women to help them navigate unfamiliar customs and places. This study of three well-known female cultural intermediaries -- Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea -- examines their initial contact with Euro-Americans, their negotiation of multinational frontiers, and their symbolic representation over time. Well before their first contact with Europeans or Anglo-Americans, the three women's societies of origin -- the Aztecs of Central Mexico (Malinche), the Powhatans of the mid-Atlantic coast (Pocahontas), and the Shoshones of the northern Rocky Mountains (Sacagawea) -- were already dealing with complex ethnic tensions and social change. Using wit and diplomacy learned in their Native cultures and often assigned to women, all three individuals hoped to benefit their own communities by engaging with the new arrivals. Drawing on history, anthropology, ethnohistory, and oral tradition, Jager demonstrates their shrewd use of diplomacy and fulfillment of social roles and responsibilities in pursuit of their communities' future advantage. Jager then delineates the symbolic roles that Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea came to play in national creation stories. Mexico and the United States have molded their legends to justify European colonization and condemn it, to explain Indian defeat and celebrate indigenous prehistory. After hundreds of years, Malinche, Pocahontas and Sacagawea are still relevant. They are the symbolic mothers of the Americas, but more than that, they fulfilled crucial roles in times of pivotal and enduring historical change. Understanding their stories brings us closer to understanding our own histories
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jager, Rebecca K.
Dewey number
  • 305.48/89700922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E89
LC item number
.J36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marina
  • Pocahontas
  • Sacagawea
  • Marina
  • Pocahontas
  • Pocahontas
  • Sacagawea
  • Malinal
  • Sacagawea
  • Indian women
  • Indian interpreters
  • Whites
  • Indians of Mexico
  • National characteristics, American
  • National characteristics, Mexican
  • Indian interpreters
  • Indian women
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • National characteristics, American
  • National characteristics, Mexican
  • Whites
  • Verhandlung
  • Weiße
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Symbol
  • Indianerin
  • USA
  • Mexiko
Label
Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea : Indian women as cultural intermediaries and national symbols, Rebecca K. Jager
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Feminizing the story of European expansion -- pt. I. Indian women in life -- Indigenous social landscapes prior to contact -- First encounters -- Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea as cultural intermediaries -- Intimate frontiers -- pt. II. Indian women in myth -- Malinche -- Pocahontas -- Sacagawea -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn908146072
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780806155944
Lccn
2015015811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780806148519
  • (OCoLC)908146072
Label
Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea : Indian women as cultural intermediaries and national symbols, Rebecca K. Jager
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Feminizing the story of European expansion -- pt. I. Indian women in life -- Indigenous social landscapes prior to contact -- First encounters -- Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea as cultural intermediaries -- Intimate frontiers -- pt. II. Indian women in myth -- Malinche -- Pocahontas -- Sacagawea -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn908146072
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780806155944
Lccn
2015015811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780806148519
  • (OCoLC)908146072

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