White Enough to Be American? Race Mixing, Indigenous People, and the Boundaries of State and Nation

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Index
Alarm, 147, 163, 171, 172
Alexander, Gregory, 20
Allotment cases: and fitness for selfgovernment concept, 22, 23, 182; and indigenous people of mixed descent, 29, 32, 34–36, 57, 74, 183; and racial status, 33, 39, 40; and customs of tribe, 52–54; and universalistic/particularistic principles’ coexistence, 184. See also Traversee case; Waldron case
Americanism: definitions of, 3, 4, 8, 25, 26, 98, 115, 116, 121, 123–26, 129, 132, 149, 158, 166, 173, 176, 186; abstraction of, 8–9, 95, 97, 143, 151, 176, 187, 192–93; and private property, 8–9, 98, 119, 123, 124–25, 138, 140, 166, 173, 176, 193; and white supremacy, 8, 98, 123, 124, 126, 138, 140, 176, 193; as form of property, 9, 95, 97, 98, 138, 151, 176, 187; ideological definitions of, 27, 28, 98, 115, 141, 143, 144, 151, 173, 186, 187, 192; language equated with, 126, 132–34, 206 (n. 15). See also Un-American
Anarchists: stereotypes of, 3, 146; historical and sociopolitical roots of, 4, 146; Parsons’s embodiment of anarchist principles, 145, 158; and illness metaphors, 24; U.S. journalists’ portrayals of, 80, 146, 149, 150–53, 173, 186, 187; Wilcox accused of, 128, 206 (n. 14); and plural marriage, 130, 159–60; as racially other, 143, 152; Parsons challenging definition of, 144, 166–67, 175; as racialized foreigners, 144, 149, 151, 152; U.S. citizenship of, 149–50; invisibility of, 150, 151, 152, 161; alcohol consumption associated with, 152, 155, 173; as product of foreign soil, 163–65, 166, 167, 173; and parameters of political resistance, 168–73; and support for Riel, 200 (n. 13)
Anderson, Benedict, 132
Annexation Club, 101–2
Antimiscegenation laws, 4, 11–12, 2021, 177
Arizona, 206 (n. 15)
Armstrong, Frank, 44
Ascriptive approaches: and race, 2, 5, 33; to citizenship, 9, 13, 14–15, 89, 98; and definitions of U.S. nation and state, 14, 179, 190; and fitness for selfgovernment concept, 21, 22, 183; and sociocultural criteria, 68; and political beliefs, 141, 143, 152, 166, 168–69, 173–74, 187; to Americanism, 144, 173; and boundaries of U.S. nation, 159; internal contradictions of, 17879
Ashbaugh, Carolyn, 161, 208 (n. 1) Asians, as contract laborers in Hawaii, 99, 102, 110–11, 118–19
Assimilation: of American Indians, 10, 32, 35, 111; of indigenous people of mixed descent, 10–11, 34, 74, 111; and

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