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Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide A recognized Native American scholar and co founder of INCITE Women of Color Against Violence, the largest grassroots, multiracial feminist organization in the country, Andrea Smith Cherokee is an emerging leader in progressive political circles In Conquest, Smith places Native American women at the center of her analysis of sexual violence, challenging both conventional definitions of the term and conventional responses to the problemBeginning with the impact of the abuses inflicted on Native American children at state sanctioned boarding schools from the s to the s, Smith adroitly expands our conception of violence to include environmental racism, population control and the widespread appropriation of Indian cultural practices by whites and other non natives Smith deftly connects these and other examples of historical and contemporary colonialism to the high rates of violence against Native American women the most likely women in the United States to die of poverty related illnesses, be victims of rape and suffer partner abuseEssential reading for scholars and activists, Conquest is the powerful synthesis of Andrea Smith s intellectual and political work to date By focusing on the impact of sexual violence on Native American women, Smith articulates an agenda that is compelling to feminists, Native Americans, other people of color and all who are committed to creating viable alternatives to state based solutions


10 thoughts on “Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide

  1. Kevin Shepherd Kevin Shepherd says:

    For all that is right and righteous about what Andrea Smith has to say, there is a lot that is wrong about how she says it Conquest needs a good editor The news about our efforts to struggle against U.S policies will not reach activists in other countries unless we get that news to them ourselves pg 50 efforts to struggle Smith has no Cherokee ancestry, and though sh


  2. Catherine Catherine says:

    eta, 1 17 19 Since I wrote this review, I discovered that Andrea Smith is a white woman masquerading as Native Please read the letter from Native women academics at this link unpacks politics, economics, culture, sexuality, colonialism, and spirituality in this slim book It s a searing indictment of the United States policies toward American Indian people, and the con


  3. Tope Tope says:

    Smith s account of the many, many ways state and societal violence have been and continue to be perpetrated against indigenous people focusing mostly on the Americas is a difficult but necessary read Seriously, all non indigenous Americans should read this book Longer thoughts coming.eta Conquest starts with the observation that sexual and reproductive violence against


  4. shakespeareandspice shakespeareandspice says:

    Review originally posted on A Skeptical Reader A nation is not conquered until the hearts of the women are on the ground 33 Conquest Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide by Andrea Smith looks at the effects and the effectiveness of colonization of the indigenous people It concentrates primarily on the violence committed against women and children, as they remain


  5. Kaitlin Kaitlin says:

    Violence against Native American women and women of color is a marginalized issue, as is the topic of how colonialist genocidal policies get internalized in corporate and state decision making.Smith asks why sexual violence is so prevalent in the U.S in the first place, and provides historical answers.Each chapter is direct, well researched, and unsettling Smith s schola


  6. Cale Cale says:

    Andrea Smith is brilliant and while i found some of this book to be a bit didactic mostly I think her writing is clear and straightforward And boy is she pissed With good reason.


  7. Sabrarf Sabrarf says:

    informative and well written Nothing special to say about it


  8. Hassan Hassan says:

    DISCLAIMER Andrea Lee Smith is a fraud She has claimed time and time again to be Cherokee when the academic world and scholars of the Cherokee nation have exposed her identity as false She is a white woman, and a fraud.If you want to learn about the history of abuses, mistreatment, massacre, and cultural genocide of the Native Americans, this is not the book for it Smith re


  9. Priyanka Priyanka says:

    The title says it Andrea Smith writes with clarity and delivers her arguments with powerful evidence that can sometimes be very disturbing to read After reading it, it feels like a central piece that was once missing in history s great puzzle is finally in place She makes connections between feminism, current U.S politics, history, environmental justice, and human rights I w


  10. Hannah Hannah says:

    There s some good stuff in here The portions about Native Americans and the criminal justice system seem particularly timely The strength of this book is probably as a summary of semi current issues and activist approaches to problems facing indigenous women and their communities I m not sure that much is original here most important points are citations to others A couple th


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