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The Resource Remembering the Modoc War: : redemptive violence and the making of American innocence, Boyd Cothran

Remembering the Modoc War: : redemptive violence and the making of American innocence, Boyd Cothran

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Remembering the Modoc War: : redemptive violence and the making of American innocence
Title
Remembering the Modoc War:
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redemptive violence and the making of American innocence
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Boyd Cothran
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eng
Summary
On October 3, 1873, the U.S. Army hanged four Modoc headmen at Oregon's Fort Klamath. The condemned had supposedly murdered the only U.S. Army general to die during the Indian wars of the nineteenth century. Their much-anticipated execution marked the end of the Modoc War of 1872-73. But as Boyd Cothran demonstrates, the conflict's close marked the beginning of a new struggle over the memory of the war. Examining representations of the Modoc War in the context of rapidly expanding cultural and commercial marketplaces, Cothran shows how settlers created and sold narratives of the conflict that blamed the Modocs. These stories portrayed Indigenous people as the instigators of violence and white Americans as innocent victims. Cothran examines the production and circulation of these narratives, from sensationalized published histories and staged lectures featuring Modoc survivors of the war to commemorations and promotional efforts to sell newly opened Indian lands to settlers. As Cothran argues, these narratives of American innocence justified not only violence against Indians in the settlement of the West but also the broader process of U.S. territorial and imperial expansion
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Cothran, Boyd
Dewey number
979.4004/974122
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
First peoples: new directions in indigenous studies
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Modoc Indians
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adult
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Remembering the Modoc War: : redemptive violence and the making of American innocence, Boyd Cothran
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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MWT11717718
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
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9781469618616
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT11717718
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remote
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11717718
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Remembering the Modoc War: : redemptive violence and the making of American innocence, Boyd Cothran
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11717718
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469618616
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11717718
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11717718
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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