Sifters: Native American Women's Lives by Theda PerdueSifters: Native American Women's Lives by Theda Perdue

Sifters: Native American Women's Lives

EditorTheda Perdue

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In this edited volume, Theda Perdue, a nationally known expert on Indian history and southern women's history, offers a rich collection of biographical essays on Native American women. From Pocahontas, a Powhatan woman of the seventeenth century, to Ada Deer, the Menominee woman who headed theBureau of Indian Affairs in the 1990s, the essays span four centuries. Each one recounts the experiences of women from vastly different cultural traditions--the hunting and gathering of Kumeyaay culture of Delfina Cuero, the pueblo society of San Ildefonso potter Maria Martinez, and the powerfulmatrilineal kinship system of Molly Brant's Mohawks. Contributors focus on the ways in which different women have fashioned lives that remain firmly rooted in their identity as Native women. Perdue's introductory essay ties together the themes running through the biographical sketches, including thecultural factors that have shaped the lives of Native women, particularly economic contributions, kinship, and belief, and the ways in which historical events, especially in United States Indian policy, have engendered change.

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Theda Perdue is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina. She is the author of Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835 (1998) and The Cherokee Removal (1995).
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Title:Sifters: Native American Women's LivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 5.79 × 8.9 × 0.79 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195130812

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"Sifters remains a valuable contribution to our understanding of both the continuity and diversity marking the lives of American Indian women at crucial persiods in history." --Florida Historical Quarterly