Moving Encounters: Sympathy and the Indian Question in Antebellum Literature

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An old Indian woman comforts two young white children she finds lost in the woods and lovingly carries them back to their eager parents. A frontiersman sheds tears over the grave of a Mohican youth, holding hands with the mourning father. According to Laura L. Mielke, such emotionally charged scenes between whites and Indians paradoxically flourished in American literature from 1820 to 1850, a time when the United States government developed and applied a policy of Indian removal. Although these "moving encounters," as ...

Moving Encounters: Sympathy and the Indian Question in Antebellum Literature 2008, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558496316

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Moving Encounters: Sympathy and the Indian Question in Antebellum Literature 2008, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9781558496309

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