HIST 2930 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Alterity, Capacitation, Ope

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All intent on seeing the white woman married to the red man. Ely parker"s public presentation of middle class ideals and standards of victorian manhood that made him an acceptable husband for a white woman. Events surrounding this wedding raise questions about mid 19th century indian/white intermarriages. By 1867, parker had constructed a hybrid public identity that both utilized and transcended notions of race, class, and gender. In the 1840s and 1850s he aided his tonawanda, new york community in their legal struggle against the ogden. Land company, he became a sachem of the iroquois confederacy and he worked as a civil engineer for the u. s. Minnie o. sackett was 2 years old when parker became a seneca sachem in 1851, at the age of 23. Ely and minnie most likely met in 1866 at one of the many social events they attended.

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