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FA-37385-02
American Indians and the New England Whaling Industry
Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut

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Native American Whalemen and the World: Indigenous Encounters and the Contingency of Race (Book)
Title: Native American Whalemen and the World: Indigenous Encounters and the Contingency of Race
Author: Nancy Shoemaker
Abstract: In the nineteenth century, nearly all Native American men living along the southern New England coast made their living traveling the world's oceans on whaleships. Many were career whalemen, spending twenty years or more at sea. Their labor invigorated economically depressed reservations with vital income and led to complex and surprising connections with other Indigenous peoples, from the islands of the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean. At home, aboard ship, or around the world, Native American seafarers found themselves in a variety of situations, each with distinct racial expectations about who was "Indian" and how "Indians" behaved. Treated by their white neighbors as degraded dependents incapable of taking care of themselves, Native New Englanders nevertheless rose to positions of command at sea. They thereby complicated myths of exploration and expansion that depicted cultural encounters as the meeting of two peoples, whites and Indians. Highlighting the shifting racial ideologies that shaped the lives of these whalemen, Nancy Shoemaker shows how the category of "Indian" was as fluid as the whalemen were mobile.
Year: 2015
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Clearing a Path: Theorizing the Past in Native American Studies (Book)
Title: Clearing a Path: Theorizing the Past in Native American Studies
Author: Shoemaker, Nancy
Year: 2002
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780415926744
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Publisher: New York: Routledge
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780415926744

A Strange Likeness: Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth Century North America (Book)
Title: A Strange Likeness: Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth Century North America
Author: Shoemaker, Nancy
Year: 2004
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780195307108
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780195307108


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