The Resource Constructing Comanche : imperialism, print culture, and the creation of the most dangerous Indian in Antebellum America, Joshua Christopher Mika

Constructing Comanche : imperialism, print culture, and the creation of the most dangerous Indian in Antebellum America, Joshua Christopher Mika

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Constructing Comanche : imperialism, print culture, and the creation of the most dangerous Indian in Antebellum America
Title
Constructing Comanche
Title remainder
imperialism, print culture, and the creation of the most dangerous Indian in Antebellum America
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Christopher Mika
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Language
eng
Summary
Anglo-American print sources during the antebellum era framed the Comanche as "the most powerful" or "the most dreaded" Indian whom settlers encountered on the frontier. This research examines the pivotal role that American print culture played in constructing dubious stereotypes of Comanche Indians in American intellectual and popular culture during the nineteenth century, such as we find embedded in English language newspapers and captivity narratives. Though some scholars have examined the role that American media has played in constructing spurious images of Native Americans, this current research is the first of its kind that specifically examines the birth and development of Comanche stereotypes in American print culture during its formative years. This process of typification robbed Comanches of their own voice and identity. It marked them with indelible, negative impressions in the American imaginary - impressions that have lasted to this day in popular images of the Comanche. During the antebellum period, newspaper editors and authors often deemed Comanches as the most dangerous Indians in need of removal or possible extermination. Furthermore, Comanche captivity narratives that touched on Comanche prowess often insinuated that the ascendancy of the American nation might not be assured in Comanche lands - therefore, Comanche removal from the frontier was essential for the ascendancy of the American empire. This, in turn, unleashed violent Anglo-American forces of subjugation against this Native group with the aim of bringing the region firmly under the grip of the United States. The strength of the printing press as an epistemological tool of American empire in rectifying these images cannot be discounted in the history of American continental imperialism
Cataloging source
UMK
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1977-
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Mika, Joshua Christopher
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of History).
Dissertation year
2018.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1968-
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Herron, John P.
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  • Comanche Indians
  • Comanche Indians
  • Press and politics
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Label
Constructing Comanche : imperialism, print culture, and the creation of the most dangerous Indian in Antebellum America, Joshua Christopher Mika
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Note
  • "A thesis in History."
  • Advisor: John Herron
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-127)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Comanche in the press, 1803-1836 -- Comanche in the press, 1837-1861 -- Comanche captivity narratives, 1836-1859 -- Conclusion
Control code
1041112174
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (129 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041112174
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Constructing Comanche : imperialism, print culture, and the creation of the most dangerous Indian in Antebellum America, Joshua Christopher Mika
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in History."
  • Advisor: John Herron
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-127)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Comanche in the press, 1803-1836 -- Comanche in the press, 1837-1861 -- Comanche captivity narratives, 1836-1859 -- Conclusion
Control code
1041112174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (129 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041112174
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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