Authors

Rebecca J.M. Yowan '16, Gettysburg College

Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2014

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

Abstract

No one doubts that the colonizing forces of the dominant, Euro-American culture have had an extreme and enduring impact on Native American cultures. However, the specific impact that empire has had on Native American women is a salient topic for research. Drawing on examples of environmental degradation, stolen agency, and psychological suffering, this essay illustrates the numerous and distressing effects that the philosophy and practice of empire have had and continue to have on Native American women.

Comments

This paper was written for Professor Stephanie Sellers' course, IDS 206: Foundations of Native American Studies, Fall 2014.

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