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Published: 10 February 2011

440 Pages


ISBN: 9780199755455

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When Did Indians Become Straight?

Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty

Mark Rifkin

  • First study to combine queer theory and Native studies in ways not focused on 'two-spirit' or 'third gender'
  • Illustrates the centrality of Native peoples to the history of sexuality in the U.S.
  • Connects the history of sexuality to representations of Native political identity
  • Spans the entirety of U.S. history from the early-republic to the early-21st C