ERIC Number: ED410089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Between Indian and White Worlds: The Cultural Broker.
Szasz, Margaret Connell, Ed.
During the five centuries of contact between Native and non-Native peoples of the Americas, thousands of intermediaries have moved across the continents' cultural frontiers. These cultural brokers have included traders, missionaries, persons of mixed race, diplomats, Indian schoolchildren attending missionary or government boarding schools, White advocates for Indian rights, Wild West showmen, teachers, scholars, ethnographers, linguists, and artists. Divided into four parts covering the colonial world, the expanding republic, the Wild West, and the 20th century, this book contains the following chapters: (1) "The Ways and Words of the Other: Diego de Vargas and Cultural Brokers in Late Seventeenth-Century New Mexico" (John L. Kessell); (2) "'Faithful, Knowing, and Prudent': Andrew Montour As Interpreter and Cultural Broker, 1740-1772" (Nancy L. Hagedorn); (3) "Samson Occom: Mohegan As Spiritual Intermediary" (Margaret Connell Szasz); (4) "Red-Head's Domain: William Clark's Indian Brokerage" (James P. Ronda); (5) "An Alternative Missionary Style: Evan Jones and John B. Jones among the Cherokees" (William G. McLoughlin); (6) "American Indian School Pupils As Cultural Brokers: Cherokee Girls at Brainerd Mission, 1828-1829" (Michael C. Coleman); (7) "Helen Hunt Jackson As Power Broker" (Valerie Sherer Mathes); (8) "Interpreting the Wild West, 1883-1914" (L. G. Moses); (9) "Female Native Teachers in Southeast Alaska: Sarah Dickinson, Tillie Paul, and Frances Willard" (Victoria Wyatt); (10) "Three Cultural Brokers in the Context of Edward S. Curtis's 'The North American Indian'" (Mick Gidley); (11) "Jesse Rowlodge: Southern Arapaho As Political Intermediary" (Donald J. Berthrong); (12) "D'Arcy McNickle: Living a Broker's Life" (Dorothy R. Parker); (13) "Speaking Their Language: Robert W. Young and the Navajos" (Peter Iverson); and (14) "Pablita Velarde: The Pueblo Artist As Cultural Broker" (Sally Hyer). A conclusion by Margaret Connell Szasz points outs similarities among cultural brokers in personality, educational experience, and circumstances. Contains references in notes, an extensive bibliography, notes on contributors, photographs, and an index. (SV)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians, Biculturalism, Biographies, Canada Natives, Culture Contact, Intercultural Communication, Interpreters, North American History, Racial Relations, Whites
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