Stealing Indian Women

Stealing Indian Women : Native Slavery in the Illinois Country

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The first history of Indian slavery in the Mississippi Valley during the colonial era. Based almost entirely on original source documents from the United States, France, and Spain, Carl J. Ekberg's Stealing Indian Women provides a novel overview of Indian slavery in the Mississippi Valley. His detailed study of a fascinating and convoluted criminal case involving various slave women and a m\u00e9tis (mixed-blood) woodsman named C\u00e9ladon illuminates race and gender relations, Creole culture, and the lives of Indian slaves--particularly women--in ways never before possible. &&LI&& &&LI&& &&LI&& /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:"; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 6 photographs, 8 line drawings
  • 025203208X
  • 9780252032080

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"With special attention to race, ethnicity, and gender, [Ekberg] focuses upon the relatively unexplored subject of Indian and metis slavery, which often blurred distinctions between captive, slave, and adoptee... An important interpretive work for specialists and all academic libraries. Highly recommended."--Choice "Stealing Indian Women is a fascinating examination... A demonstration of Ekberg's absolutely tenacious research and mastery of sources on Illinois Country... Ekberg's contribution will be definitive for some time."--H-France Reviews "Ekberg presents perhaps the most complete portrait of any Indian slave women in eighteenth-century North America."--American Historical Review "Stealing Indian Women rounds out an emerging picture of the native slave trade in colonial America, and Ekberg's portrayal of the colonists' Illinois country is colorful and informative."--Journal of American History "Ekberg's work is a fascinating read that displays the full spectrum of his skills as an historian: painstaking research, stirring prose, and the ability to humanize overarching historical processes... Stealing Indian Women, in fact, provides the most comprehensive assessment of this native slave system yet in print, and traces the institution's broad outlines through a survey of existing historical literature and a thorough interrogation of archival records."--Journal of Illinois Historyshow more

About Carl J. Ekberg

Carl J. Ekberg is professor emeritus of history at Illinois State University. He is the author of many books, including the award-winning Colonial Ste. Genevieve and French Roots in the Illinois Country: The Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times.show more

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