Preface ix Acknowledgments xxxvii Introduction: Why Rearticulation Matters 1 1. Set the Prisoners Free: The Christian Right and the Prison Industrial Complex 9 2. "The One Who Did Not Break His Promises": Native Nationalisms and the Christian Right 74 3. Without Apology": Native American and Evangelical Feminisms 115 4. Unlikely Allies: Rethinking Coalition Politics 200 5. Native Women and Sovereignty: Beyond the Nation-State 255 Conclusion 272 Appendix 1. A Brief Map of Christian Right and Native American Organizing 277 Appendix 2. Interviewees and Dates of Interviews 291 Bibliography 293 Index 351
Details the surprising alliances between some Native American and conservative evangelical Christian activists
Andrea Smith is Assistant Professor of American Culture and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide, the editor of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex, and a coeditor of Color of Violence: Violence Against Women of Color. She is a cofounder of the national activist organization INCITE! Women of Color against Violence.
"This is an amazing book that debunks many widely held beliefs about identity, Native activism, evangelical Christianity, sovereignty, and organizing. Andrea Smith's analysis flows from race, to gender, to class, to nation, to income, to sexuality, to religion, and back to race in such a way that crude approximations of ideology or other notions of identity or consciousness are laid to rest. She has written an energetic and complicated work that will become an instant classic in Native studies, ethnic studies, religion, and feminist and gender studies."--Ruth Wilson Gilmore, author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California "Not many scholars could even imagine bringing together Native women activists with the Christian Right, but Andrea Smith manages to do so with the sort of intellectual integrity that has become a hallmark of her work. Even when I disagree with her conclusions I can't help but get swept up in the sheer joy and hope of the journey she imagines."--Robert Warrior, author of The People and the Word: Reading Native Nonfiction