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Author Smith, Andrea, 1966- author.

Title Conquest : sexual violence and American Indian genocide / Andrea Smith ; foreword by Winona LaDuke.

Publication Info. [Durham, NC] : Duke University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    305.4889 SMI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection.
Description xviii, 244 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Foreword statement of responsibility from cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Foreword / Winona LaDuke -- Introduction -- Sexual violence as a tool of genocide -- Boarding school abuses and the case for reparations -- Rape of the land -- "Better dead than pregnant" : the colonization of Native womens' reproductive health -- "Natural laboratories" : medical experimentation in Native communities -- Spiritual appropriation as sexual violence -- Anticolonial responses to gender violence -- U.S. empire and the war against Native sovereignty -- Endnotes -- Resource guide -- Index.
Summary "In this revolutionary text, prominent Native American studies scholar and activist Andrea Smith reveals the connections between different forms of violence -- perpetrated by the state and by society at large -- and documents their impact on Native women. Beginning with the impact of the abuses inflicted on Native American children at state-sanctioned boarding schools from the 1880s to the 1980s, Smith adroitly expands our conception of violence to include the widespread appropriation of Indian cultural practices by whites and other non-Natives; environmental racism; and population control. Smith deftly connects these and other examples of historical and contemporary colonialism to the high rates of violence against Native American women -- the most likely to suffer from poverty-related illness and to survive rape and partner abuse. Smith also outlines radical and innovative strategies for eliminating gendered violence."--Back cover.
Awards Gustavus Myers Outstand Book Award, 2005
Subject Indian women -- Crimes against -- North America.
Indian women -- Colonization -- North America.
Indian women -- North America -- Social conditions.
Indians, Treatment of -- North America -- History.
Violence -- North America.
North America -- Race relations.
North America -- Politics and government.
Added Author LaDuke, Winona.
ISBN 9780822360384 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0822360381 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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