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The good, the bad, and the mad: making up (abnormal) people in Indian country, 1900-30

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Abstract:

This essay examines the concept of the modern self as applied to First Nation Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, it examines the way in which social projects and psychological discourses engaged with the notion of the ‘Indian individual’ in the period 1900-30.

Keywords: American History; Anthropology; First Nation American; Madness; North American Indian

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/ejac.22.1.37/0

Affiliations: Washington State University

Publication date: March 1, 2003

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