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Studying African-Native Americans, problems, perspectives, and prospects, edited by Robert Keith Collins

"This book examines the academic study of the African and Native American contact, African cultural change in Native America, as well as the existence of African Americans with Native American ancestry and Native Americans with African ancestry in the Western Hemisphere. Drawing upon the fields of anthropology, history, and sociology that initiated research into these areas, this book attempts to provide understandings of how scholars have studied and continue to understand the experiences of African-Native Americans or individuals of blended-culturally and/or racially-African and Native American ancestry in the North, Central, and South America. It aims to illuminate problems, perspectives, and prospects for interdisciplinary research. The first part is structured to cover the problems - past and present - encountered in investigating the scope of the topic and presents an overview of the most important academic findings. The second part provides both anthropological and interdisciplinary perspectives on the lived experiences of African-Native Americans with both Native Americans and non-Native Americans. And, finally, it sketches out future directions in scholarship. This book will be of interest to anthropologists, historians, sociologists and Ethnic Studies and Native American and Indigenous Studies scholars, from undergraduates interest in the topic to graduate students and researchers seeking to interrogate past research or fill explanatory gaps in the literature with new research"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Problems -- Problems in the study of African-Native Americans / Robert Keith Collins -- Detroit is the black man's land : the problem of black indigeneity in post-rebellion Detroit / Kyle T. Mays -- Eugenics as Indian Removal : sociohistorical processes and the de(con)struction of American Indians in the Southeast / Angela Gonzales, Judy Kertesz, and Gabrielle Tayac -- Perspectives -- Afro-Native realities / Sharon P. Holland and Tiya Miles -- Southern New England pow-wows, race, and Native American identity / Denene De Quintal -- Prospects for future research -- African and Native American contact in Mexico, Central, and South America : prospect for 21st century research / Robert Keith Collins -- A final note / Robert Keith Collins
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (135 pages)
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Form Of Item

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