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Journal of Popular Culture. "The US Mint, the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, and the Perpetuation of the Frontier Myth"
"The goal of the US Mint is clear, which is to include the Native ‘‘side’’ of the story in an effort to revise the historical narrative, to remind its audience that the west was not, following Frederic Jackson Turner’s frontier thesis, ‘‘free land’’ on which a white husbandman could be reborn.2 But while one might appreciate the Mint’s inclusion of Natives in their celebration, the US Mint has done little to rewrite history. Instead, the US Mint’s celebration of the Lewis and Clark expedition reinforces a reductive notion of history, one that is closer to myth than historical reality. Despite its well-intentioned efforts, the Mint mystifies the fact that the Lewis and Clark expedition signified US imperial expansion and that the reality of the national history of the American West is that it constituted the conquest and genocide of Native peoples." The Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2011 r 2011, The Authors The Journal of Popular Culture, r 2011, Wiley Periodicals, Inc
2810  American  Indian  myth  noble  savage  savage  ignoble  savage  coins  U.S.  Mint  history  Westward  movement  manifest  destiny 
february 2014 by nynate17
Melissa Nelson - Ravens, Storms, and the Ecological Indian at the National Museum of the American Indian - Wicazo Sa Review 21:2
a visit to the National Museum of the American Indian and seeing signs of the mythical Noble Savage. Wicazo Sa Review 21.2 (2006) 41-60
native  identity  Indian  myth  noble  savages  NMAI  2810  English  2810  American  Lit  &  Experience  link 
february 2011 by nynate17

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