Anne Hyde, Colorado College | Newberry

Anne Hyde, Colorado College

Friday, February 21, 2014

3 pm to 5pm


Center for American History and Culture Programs
Gender and Sexuality Seminar

“Mixed Blood Americans, Passing, and Gender in the 19th Century West”
Anne Hyde, Colorado College

This is an excerpted chapter draft for a book describing mixed blood children in the American West. The book explores the categories of “mixed blood” and “half-breed” as they evolve as racial categories over nineteenth century. Focusing on one extended family, this chapter tracks the children and grandchildren of two Native women, both married to a Euro-American trader who lived on the Missouri River. The marriages range between 1820 and 1880 and the children they produce give us a window into the changing world of the middle Missouri frontier.

Commentator: Susan Sleeper-Smith, Michigan State University

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