1st Edition

Understanding Tolowa Histories Western Hegemonies and Native American Responses

By James Collins Copyright 1998

    Developing a multi-leveled historical inquiry of the Native Tolowa of the US, James Collins explores the linguistic and political dynamics of place-claiming and expropriation as well as the relation between otherness and subjugation.

    1. Tolowa Histories: Inclusions and Exclusions in Making a People and a Past 2. Tolowa De-Termination: Histories after the Cataclysm, 1850-1900 3. Tolowa De-Termination: Conscripts of Western Civilization, 1910-1965 4. Rights, Place Claims, and Power: A Western Legacy 5. Changing Conditions of Place and Identity in Native North America 6. Discourse of Place and Expropriation 7. A Modern Politics of Place and Identity Conclusion: Contested Places, Divided Subjects


    James Collins is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Albany.

    "An academic but nonetheless personally informed exploration of the assumptions behind the way history is recorded and recounted, examined in the context of history in general and the history of the Tolowa people specifically." -- News from Native California