The Deer with the Red Collar

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

in Creatures of Empire

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195158601
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788538 | DOI:
 The Deer with the Red Collar

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This chapter explores English ideas about animals and explains how they differed from Indian views. For the most part, colonists subscribed to a view of animals that asserted human dominion and denied non-human creatures any spiritual identity. That dominion could take the form of asserting property rights to living creatures. Colonists demonstrated this not only in their ownership of livestock, but also in their assumptions that New World creatures could be converted into property.

Keywords: colonists; dominion; property; livestock

Chapter.  11634 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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