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The Resource Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea : Indian women as cultural intermediaries and national symbols, Rebecca K. Jager, (electronic resource)

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

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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
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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 and legendary 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<U+0127> �the Aztecs of Central Mexico (Malinche), the Powhatans of the mid-Atlantic coast (Pocahontas), and the Shoshones of the northern Rocky Mountains (Sacagawea)<U+0127> �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. But as historian Rebecca Kay Jager points out, Europeans and white Americans misunderstood female expertise in diplomacy and interpreted indigenous women's cooperation as proof of their attraction to Euro-American men and culture. This confusion has created a historical misrepresentation of Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea as gracious Indian princesses, giving far too little credit to their skills as intermediaries. Examining their initial contact with Europeans and their work on multinational frontiers, Jager removes these three famous icons from the realm of mythology and cultural fantasy and situates each woman's behavior in her own cultural context. 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 goes on to delineate 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.--
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1964-
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Jager, Rebecca K.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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  • Marina
  • Pocahontas
  • Sacagawea
  • Indian women
  • Indian interpreters
  • Whites
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
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Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea : Indian women as cultural intermediaries and national symbols, Rebecca K. Jager, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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1 online resource.
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780806148519
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)924718033
Label
Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea : Indian women as cultural intermediaries and national symbols, Rebecca K. Jager, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1080707
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ybp12503497
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780806148519
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)924718033

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