ERIC Number: EJ460209
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Comfortable Fictions and the Struggle for Turf: An Essay Review of "The Invented Indian: Cultural Fictions and Government Policies," Edited by James A. Clifton.
Deloria, Vine, Jr.
American Indian Quarterly, v16 n3 p397-410 Sum 1992
Clifton's collection of essays attacks recent pro-Indian "fictions" (including Native spirituality and the relationship between the Iroquois League and the U.S. Constitution) as politically motivated romanticism and nonsense. The authors are struggling to maintain white intellectual authority over definitions of Indian identity and interpretations of Indian history. (SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Book/Product Reviews; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A