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L’identification des Américains aux peuples premier : une stratégie géopolitique

Abstract : This article studies the nature of the relationship between the first American peoples and the Euro-American settlers. I will try to highlight the strategy of identification revealed in Zebulon Pike’s Expeditions. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Pike, a soldier, to survey the territories of the Mississippi Valley and to document the Native American tribes. A residual benefit of the calculated but also necessary identification of the Amerindians was the shaping of the identity of the American nation. The "forced" reciprocity of this identification process aimed at assimilating the first peoples and negotiating the acquisition of their territories. An analysis of Pike’s narrative provides additional perspectives on the Amerindians in the early years of Euro-American expansionism and how those perspectives worked to legitimate the political choices of the American government.
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Gaelle Lafarge Laurent. L’identification des Américains aux peuples premier : une stratégie géopolitique. Loxias, 2017, L’identification des Américains aux peuples premiers : une stratégie géo-politique, 56. ⟨hal-03171203⟩



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