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Denouncing America's Destiny: Sarah Winnemucca's Assault on US Expansion

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Abstract:

Sarah Winnemucca is largely remembered today as the author of the first autobiography penned by a Native American woman. Her book, Life among the Piutes, represents far more than a literary footnote. Winnemucca was an astute observer of US expansion into western North America and an outspoken critic of the violence and dispossession that her contemporaries dismissed as the inevitable byproduct of progress. Winnemucca pointed out the cruelties associated with the 'settlement' of the Far West, identifying particularly the many acts of violence perpetrated against Native women. Adapted largely from her public lectures, Life among the Piutes was both a comprehensive indictment of US actions and a clear description of possible remedies – remedies policy-makers routinely ignored.

Keywords: GENDER AND INDIGENOUS WOMEN; INDIGENOUS AUTONOMY; PAIUTE PEOPLE; SETTLER VIOLENCE; UNITED STATES INDIAN OFFICE; UNITED STATES' SOUTHWEST

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/147800412X13434063754526

Affiliations: Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, Urbana, IL 61820, USA;, Email: hoxie@illinois.edu

Publication date: December 1, 2012

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