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By H. Glenn Penny

How will we clarify the continual preoccupation with American Indians in Germany and the surprising numbers of Germans one encounters as viewers to Indian state? As H. Glenn Penny demonstrates, that preoccupation is rooted in an affinity for American Indians that has permeated German cultures for 2 centuries. This affinity stems at once from German polycentrism, notions of tribalism, a devotion to resistance, a eager for freedom, and a depression experience of shared destiny.
Locating the origins of the fascination for Indian lifestyles within the transatlantic international of German cultures within the 19th century, Penny explores German settler colonialism within the American Midwest, the increase and fall of German the United States, and the transnational worlds of yank Indian performers. As he lines this phenomenon during the 20th century, Penny engages debates approximately race, masculinity, comparative genocides, and American Indians' reactions to Germans' pursuits in them. He additionally assesses what persists of the affinity around the political ruptures of contemporary German historical past and demanding situations readers to reconsider how cultural background is made.

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