“Patriarchal Colonialism” and Indigenism: Implications for Native Feminist Spirituality and Native Womanism

  title={“Patriarchal Colonialism” and Indigenism: Implications for Native Feminist Spirituality and Native Womanism},
  author={M. A. Jaimes Guerrero},
  pages={58 - 69}
  • M. Guerrero
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Hypatia
This essay begins with a Native American women's perspective on Early Feminism which came about as a result of Euroamerican patriarchy in U. S. society. It is followed by the myth of “tribalism,” regarding the language and laws of V. S. coh’ nialism imposed upon Native American peoples and their respective cultures. This colonialism is well documented in Federal Indian law and public policy by the U. S. government, which includes the state as well as federal level. The paper proceeds to compare… 

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