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Territory, Sovereignty, and the Law: Defining Indian Country in Louise Erdrich’s Fiction

Abstract

This article examines the representation of Indian territory in Louise Erdrich’s fiction. In her novels, the legal notion of Indian country informs the ongoing colonial perception of “Indianness” and shapes her character’s complex relationship to their land. Erdrich chronicles her characters’ struggle against territorial dispossession and cultural assimilation, recounting the strategies that enable their collective and individual survival in and outside the reservation, to retain, beyond the notion of territory, a sense of home and a sense of place.

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hal-04388222 , version 1 (11-01-2024)

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Flore Coulouma. Territory, Sovereignty, and the Law: Defining Indian Country in Louise Erdrich’s Fiction. Recherches Anglaises et Nord Americaines, 2023, Territory/Territoire(s), 57. ⟨hal-04388222⟩
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