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Imagining Native America in Music$
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Michael V. Pisani

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300108934

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300108934.001.0001

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Death, Defiance, and Diplomacy: Resistance in British-American Theater and Song, 1710–1808

Death, Defiance, and Diplomacy: Resistance in British-American Theater and Song, 1710–1808

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(p.44) 2 Death, Defiance, and Diplomacy: Resistance in British-American Theater and Song, 1710–1808
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Imagining Native America in Music
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Michael V. Pisani

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300108934.003.0003

This chapter examines the representation of Native American resistance in European theater and music during the period from 1710 to 1808. It explains that American subjects in ballets and operas during this period were based principally on Spanish and French encounters with Indians in South and Central America and the dominant themes were the ruthlessness of conquest and the heroism of the Native Americans who resisted. It also describes the specific depictions of North American Indians in eighteenth-century British music.

Keywords:   Native American resistance, European theater, European music, ballets, operas, conquest, North American Indians, British music

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