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The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930

Kate Flint


This book takes a fascinating look at the iconic figure of the Native American in the British cultural imagination from the Revolutionary War to the early twentieth century, and examining how Native Americans regarded the British, as well as how they challenged their own cultural image in Britain during this period. The book shows how the image of the Indian was used in English literature and culture for a host of ideological purposes, and reveals its crucial role as symbol, cultural myth, and stereotype that helped to define British identity and its attitude toward the colonial world. Through ... More

Keywords: Native Americans, British cultural imagination, English literature, British identity, colonial world, British fiction, British poetry, Ojibwa, Ioway, Iroquois

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691203188
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691203188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Flint, author
Rutgers University