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White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal People and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America

Colin G Calloway


This book traces the historical experiences of Highland Scots and American Indians in dealing with colonial powers and with each other. It considers cultural similarities and identifies parallel experiences, and shows how both groups were perceived and treated as tribal peoples. It traces their strategies of resistance and accommodation in dealing with colonialism, cultural assault, and economic transformation; their participation in colonial wars; their involvement and patterns of intermarriage in the fur trade; their dispossession during the era of the Highland Clearances and Indian Removals ... More

Keywords: Highland Scots, American Indians, tribal peoples, colonialism, cultural encounters, dispossession, representation, identity, conflict and coexistence, myth and history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195340129
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340129.001.0001


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Colin G Calloway, author
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