Indians and Europe: An Interdisciplinary Collection of Essays

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Christian F. Feest
U of Nebraska Press, 1987 - History - 643 pages
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North American Indians have fired the imaginations of Europeans for the past five hundred years. The Native populations of North America have served a variety of European cultural and emotional needs, ranging from noble savage role models for Old World civilization to a more sympathetic portrayal as subjugated victims of American imperialism. ¯ This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection of essays offers the first in-depth, extended look at the complicated, changing relationship between European and Native peoples. The contributors explore three aspects of this relationship: Why and how did the cultures and histories of Europeans enable Native peoples to become absorbed into the reality of the Old World? What happened in actual encounters between American Indian visitors and their European hosts? How did continued and increased interaction between Indians and Europeans affect established imagery and preconceptions on both sides?
  

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Contents

Christian F Feest Preface
5
An Aspect
37
Peter J P Whitehead Earliest Extant Painting of Greenlanders
141
Dale Idiens Eskimos in Scotland c 16821924
161
The 1764 Amsterdam
175
Daniel E Williams Until They Are Contaminated by Their
195
Robin K Wright The Traveling Exhibition of Captain
215
Heinz Israel Johann Gottfried Schadow and his Inuit Portraits
235
Wolfgang Haberland Nine Bella Coolas in Germany
337
Sioux Indians in Budapest 1886
375
European Press Reactions
403
References
427
Indians in Dresden and Leipzig
455
A Case Study of German
475
Chief Seattles Speeches
505
Peyer Who is Afraid of AIM?
551

H King Family of Botocudos Exhibited on Bond Street in 1822
243
Ojibwa and lowa
253
Francesca Orestano Dickens on the Indians
277
Las16 Borsanyi An Emerging Dual Image of Native North Americans
287
Alexander Vaschenko Some Russian Responses to North American
307
A 19th Century Englishmans
321
Barsh Europes Role in Displacing Native Canadians
565
Ewa Nowicka The Polish Movement Friends of the American Indians
599
Christian F Feest Indians and Europe? Editors Postscript
609
Index of Names prepared by Sylvia Kasprycki and Margit Krpata
629
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Christian Feest is the editor of European Review of Native American Studies and is currently a professor at the Institut f_r Historische Ethnologie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universit‹t. His books include Peoples of the Twilight: European Views on Native Minnesota, 1823?1862.

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