Victory and Defeat

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 1996 | ISBN: 9780520204294
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520918702 | DOI:
Victory and Defeat

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This chapter examines what transpired after the establishment of American political hegemony in the Southwest, and after the ritualistic cultural exchange broke down between the Anglo-Americans and Native Americans. Political hegemony opened the way for economic interests independent of the Native Americans and they started to be regarded as “the other.” The cessation of ritualized relations with Native Americans culminated in a campaign of extermination, typified by the Sand Creek Massacre.

Keywords: political hegemony; cultural exchange; ritualized relations; Anglo-Americans; Native Americans; economic interests; Sand Creek Massacre

Chapter.  11445 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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