Native American and White Camp Fire Girls Enact Modern Girlhood, 1910–39

@article{Helgren2014NativeAA,
  title={Native American and White Camp Fire Girls Enact Modern Girlhood, 1910–39},
  author={J. Helgren},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={66},
  pages={333 - 360}
}
  • J. Helgren
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • American Quarterly
In 1910 leaders of a national US girls’ organization, the Camp Fire Girls, used feminine American Indian imagery to enhance the nation’s racial health through a gender-specific adolescent development theory. Focusing on the Native American and white girls who joined the organization, this study shows that girls used American Indian imagery in generationally and racially unique ways to articulate their own concepts of serious, capable modern femininity. Native American Camp Fire Girls laid claim… Expand
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