Category Archives: Captivity

The Cultural Work of Pop-Fiction

The four volume Twilight Saga by Stephanie Miller Today, young people love serial fiction about vampires and the dystopian future.  In the 19th century, young Americans consumed dime novels about the frontiers of that day: the American West; “exotic” locales … Continue reading

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Many Hands, Many Voices: Writing, Editing, and Publishing Indian Captivity Narratives

by Zabelle Stodola, University of Arkansas at Little Rock “Captivity narratives are tricky texts” says my friend and colleague Christopher Castiglia who teaches at Penn State University and who published the book Bound and Determined: Captivity, Culture-Crossing, and White Womanhood … Continue reading

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Eliza Huggins: “We thank you for the trouble you… have had with Josephine’s narrative.”

“Adventures Among the Indians: Narrative of the Captivity and Rescue of Mrs. Sophia Josephine Huggins,” as reprinted in the St. Paul Weekly Press February 12, 1863, page 3.  In Rescuing Josephine Huggins, I opened the story of a new collection … Continue reading

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What’s Pocahontas Got To Do With It?

The subjects of Zabelle Stodola’s talk, “Mary Schwandt and Maggie Brass (Snana): A Minnesota Pocahontas Story?” Kris Wiley of the Traverse des Sioux Library System has been coordinating a summer-long speaker series on the Dakota War which culminated Friday August 24, … Continue reading

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Clubs, Hatchets, Knives and Beams Part 5

Part five in a seven-part series on European American/Native American War Artifacts and the Ethics of Display by Zabelle Stodola, professor of literature and cultural studies at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. The series begins here. Part 5: Sarah Wakefield’s Story … Continue reading

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Clubs, Hatchets, Knives and Beams Part 3

Part three in a seven-part series on European American/Native American War Artifacts and the Ethics of Display by Zabelle Stodola, professor of literature and cultural studies at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. The series begins here. Part 3: Hannah Dustan’s Story … Continue reading

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Clubs, Hatchets, Knives, and Beams, Part 2

Part two in a seven-part series on European American/Native American War Artifacts and the Ethics of Display by Zabelle Stodola, professor of literature and cultural studies at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. The series begins here. Part II: Mary Rowlandson, … Continue reading

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