Reading John Dunn Hunter from Indian Country

Andy Doolen

University of Kentucky

Andy Doolen is professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Doolen is the author of Territories of Empire: U.S. Writing from the Louisiana Purchase to Mexican Independence (Oxford, 2014) and Fugitive Empire: Locating Early American Imperialism (Minnesota, 2005). His essays and reviews have appeared in many journals and collections, including American Literature, American Literary History, Studies in American Fiction, and The Cambridge History of American Women’s Literature. He is currently working on a study of John Dunn Hunter and the mobilization for Native self-determination in Mexican Texas.    


My paper examines a historical figure entangled in the contested spaces of the western borderlands. Taken captive by the Kickapoo as a child around 1800, John Dunn Hunter returned to the United States sixteen years later and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Andy Doolen (University of Kentucky)

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Indigenous Textualities: Native Americans, Writing, and Representation


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