TITLE

The Incoherencies of Empire: The "Imperial" Image of the Indian at the Omaha World's Fairs of 1898-99

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, Bonnie M.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
American Studies (00263079);Winter2008, Vol. 49 Issue 3/4, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses portrayals of Native Americans at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska, or 1898 Omaha World's Fair. Apache tribe leader Geronimo participated in a mock-battle at the fair. The author connects representations of Native Americans with debates regarding U.S. involvement in the Spanish-American War. She argues that a U.S. imperialist framework for policy-making was developed at the fair. Fairs such as Omaha's often portrayed the assimilation of non-white populations in the U.S. as a way of civilizing other cultures.
ACCESSION #
54303801

 

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