jennifer denetdale on settler colonialism and the diné nation

05Aug12

Jennifer Denetdale examines the 1913 uprising at Beautiful Mountain to illustrate how, through cultural and legal processes, the Diné were transformed into ideal citizens of both the United States and their tribal nation that was increasingly modeled after the settler colonial state. Employing Indigenous feminisms and queer Indigenous critiques, Denetdale illuminates the processes by which tribal nations have been fashioned into heteronormative patriarchies and the necessity of engaging gender in discussions of tribal nationbuilding and decolonization.

Jennifer Denetdale, ‘Return to the 1913 Uprising at Beautiful Mountain’, First Peoples Blog.



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