Among Ghost Dances: Sarah Winnemucca and the Production of Tribal Identity

Mark Rifkin

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Mark Rifkin is Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He is the author of five books, including Beyond Settler Time: Temporal Sovereignty and Indigenous Self-Determination (Duke UP, 2017), Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance (UMN Press, 2014), and When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty (Oxford UP, 2011).  He has served on the editorial boards for American Literature and J19 and is a former present of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.


Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Life among the Piutes (1883) offers a searing account of the violences of the reservation system and its effects on the lives, territories, and governance of Northern Paiutes from the 1860s to the... [ view full abstract ]


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