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p. 1157. Cultural sovereigntylocked

  • Theda Perdue
  •  and Michael D. Green


Native people have struggled to get acknowledgement for their diverse cultures just as much as they have for political sovereignty. There is a strong stereotype entrenched in the imaginations of Europeans of the ‘Indian’ which portrays them as savage and primitive, the opposite to civilized Christian Europeans. ‘Cultural sovereignty’ looks at this stereotype, fictional representations of Indians, where this stereotype has come from, and the lengths Indians have gone to contest it. Native Americans have tried to make the Europeans understand the logic of their ways of life and have consistently challenged white representations of them.

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