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The Resource At the hearth of the crossed races : a French-Indian community in nineteenth-century Oregon, 1812-1859, Melinda Marie Jetté

At the hearth of the crossed races : a French-Indian community in nineteenth-century Oregon, 1812-1859, Melinda Marie Jetté

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At the hearth of the crossed races : a French-Indian community in nineteenth-century Oregon, 1812-1859
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At the hearth of the crossed races
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a French-Indian community in nineteenth-century Oregon, 1812-1859
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Melinda Marie Jetté
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eng
Summary
"Despite the force of Oregon's founding mythology, the Willamette Valley was not an empty Eden awaiting settlement by hardy American pioneers. Rather, it was, as Melinda Jette explores in At the Hearth of the Crossed Races, one of the earliest sites of extensive intercultural contact in the Pacific Northwest. Jette's study focuses on the 'hearth' of this contact: French Prairie, so named for the French-Indian families who resettled the homeland of the Ahantchuyuk Kalapuyans. Although these families sought a middle course in their relations with their various neighbors, their presence ultimately contributed to the Anglo-American colonization of the region. By establishing farming and husbandry operations in the valley, the French-Indian settlers enhanced the Willamette Valley's appeal as a destination of choice for the Anglo-Americans who later emigrated to the Pacific Northwest via the Oregon Trail. Upon these emigrants' arrival, the social space for the people of the 'crossed races' diminished considerably, as the Anglo-Americans instituted a system of settler colonialism based on racial exclusion. Like their Native kin, the French-Indian families pursued various strategies to navigate the changing times and Jette's study of French Prairie takes on the relationships among all three: the French-Indian families, the indigenous peoples, and the Anglo-American settlers. With At the Hearth of the Crossed Races, Jette delivers a social history that deepens our understanding of the Oregon Country in the nineteenth century. This history of French Prairie provides a window into the multi-racial history of the Pacific Northwest and offers an alternative vision of early Oregon in the lives of the biracial French-Indian families whose community challenged notions of white supremacy, racial separation, and social exclusion"--
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Jetté, Melinda Marie
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305.8009795/3709034
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F882.W6
LC item number
J47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
First peoples : new directions of indigenouus studies
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  • French Prairie (Or.)
  • Acculturation
  • Indians of North America
  • French Americans
  • Kalapuya Indians
  • British Americans
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • French Prairie (Or.)
  • French Prairie (Or.)
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At the hearth of the crossed races : a French-Indian community in nineteenth-century Oregon, 1812-1859, Melinda Marie Jetté
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-324) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 337 pages
Isbn
9780870715976
Lccn
2015009745
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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40025044844
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  • ocn898088350
  • 2418637
  • (OCoLC)898088350
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At the hearth of the crossed races : a French-Indian community in nineteenth-century Oregon, 1812-1859, Melinda Marie Jetté
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 337 pages
Isbn
9780870715976
Lccn
2015009745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025044844
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • ocn898088350
  • 2418637
  • (OCoLC)898088350

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