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Between worlds : interpreters, guides, and survivors
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Published:
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1994.
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Book
Physical Desc:
xiv, 364 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
Status:
LSDHH - Adult Non-Fiction
H.I. Coll. 924.1802 K1896b
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Spanning the globe and the centuries, Frances Karttunen tells the stories of sixteen men and women who served as interpreters and guides to conquerors, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, and anthropologists. These interpreters acted as uncomfortable bridges between two worlds; their own marginality, the fact that they belonged to neither world,underscores the complexity and tension between cultures meeting for the first time. The interpreters include:

o Do-a Marina (La Malinche), who interpreted for Cortes in the conquest of Mexico

o Sacajawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition

o Sarah Winnemucca, a U.S. army scout and Washington lobbyist for the Northern Paiutes

o Gaspar Antonio Chi, Maya Interpreter General for Yucatan

o Guaman Poma de Ayala, eyewitness reporter of the destruction of Inca culture

o Charles Eastman, a Sioux physician at Wounded Knee

o Larin Paraske, an informant for Finnish ethnographers

o Do-a Luz Jimenez, Diego Rivera's model and a native informant to anthropologists

o Mar'a Sabina, the Mazatec mushroom shaman who became a celebrity in the drug culture of the 1960s

o Ishi, the last surviving Yahi Indian.

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English
ISBN:
9780813520308, 0813520304, 9780813520315 (pbk.), 0813520312 (pbk.)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-343) and index.
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Spanning the globe and the centuries, Frances Karttunen tells the stories of sixteen men and women who served as interpreters and guides to conquerors, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, and anthropologists. These interpreters acted as uncomfortable bridges between two worlds; their own marginality, the fact that they belonged to neither world, suggests the complexity and tension between cultures meeting for the first time. Some of the guides were literally dragged into their roles; others volunteered. The most famous ones were especially skilled at living in two worlds and surviving to recount their experiences. Among outsiders, the interpreters found protection. sustenance, recognition, intellectual companionship, and employment, yet most of the interpreters ultimately suffered tragic fates. Between Worlds addresses the broadest issues of cross-cultural encounters, imperialism, and capitalism and gives them a human face.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Karttunen, F. E. (1994). Between worlds: interpreters, guides, and survivors. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Karttunen, Frances E. 1994. Between Worlds: Interpreters, Guides, and Survivors. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Karttunen, Frances E, Between Worlds: Interpreters, Guides, and Survivors. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1994.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Karttunen, Frances E. Between Worlds: Interpreters, Guides, and Survivors. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1994. Print.

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