Native American Freemasonry Native American Freemasonry

Native American Freemasonry

Associationalism and Performance in America

    • $14.99
    • $14.99

Publisher Description

Freemasonry has played a significant role in the history of Native Americans since the colonial era—a role whose extent and meaning are fully explored for the first time in this book. The overarching concern of Native American Freemasonry is with how Masonry met specific social and personal needs of Native Americans, a theme developed across three periods: the revolutionary era, the last third of the nineteenth century, and the years following the First World War. Joy Porter positions Freemasonry within its historical context, examining its social and political impact as a transatlantic phenomenon at the heart of the colonizing process. She then explores its meaning for many key Native leaders, for ethnic groups that sought to make connections through it, and for the bulk of its American membership—the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant middle class.

Through research gleaned from archives in New York, Philadelphia, Oklahoma, California, and London, Porter shows how Freemasonry’s performance of ritual provided an accessible point of entry to Native Americans and how over time, Freemasonry became a significant avenue for the exchange and co-creation of cultural forms by Indians and non-Indians.
              
 

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2011
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Nebraska
SELLER
The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
SIZE
3.5
MB

More Books Like This

Dressing In Feathers Dressing In Feathers
2018
Gothic Subjects Gothic Subjects
2014
Gothic Subjects Gothic Subjects
2014
Mania for Freedom Mania for Freedom
2016
Hating Empire Properly Hating Empire Properly
2013
Imitation Nation Imitation Nation
2017

More Books by Joy Porter

The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature
2005
Land and Spirit in Native America Land and Spirit in Native America
2012
Trauma, Primitivism and the First World War Trauma, Primitivism and the First World War
2021