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The murder of Joe White : Ojibwe leadership and colonialism in Wisconsin / Erik M. Redix.

By: Redix, Erik M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; American indian studies series.Publisher: East Lansing, MI : Michigan State University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781609174323; 1609174321.Subject(s): Ojibwa Indians -- Government relations | Ojibwa Indians -- Kings and rulersAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Murder of Joe White : Ojibwa leadership and colonialism in Wisconsin.DDC classification: 977.004/97333 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Manoominikaan (Rice Lake) was a major Ojibwa community in Wisconsin. Its history illustrates the efforts of the Ojibwa to maintain their sovereignty and survive amid US colonialism. The book documents the banality of US appropriation. Redix (American Indian studies, Univ. of Minnesota Duluth) traces the role played by three generations of ogimaa (leaders): Nena'aangabi (d. 1854), Waabizheshi (d. 1874), and Giishkitaweg (d. 1894). Each pursued different tactics in the struggle to maintain Ojibwa sovereignty despite US exploitation and encroachment. The author's close reading of Ojibwa texts reveals lies during treaty deliberations. Later, the federal government simply turned the Ojibwa over to the state. Wisconsin was encouraged to violate treaty rights, and the state allowed the clear-cutting of Ojibwa timber and destruction of rice beds. Coverage of the trial for the murder of the last Rice Lake ogimaa, Giishkitaweg, aka Joe White, by two game wardens demonstrates the lawlessness of colonialism. Chapters on Ojibwa women and the Big Drum society support the premise that Ojibwa defended and maintained sovereignty of culture although colonialism destroyed the Ojibwa community of Rice Lake. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --Gregory Omer Gagnon, Loyola University of New Orleans

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Erik M. Redix (Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe) is Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota#150;Duluth.

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