The Capture and Curation of the Cannibal ‘Vendovi’: Reality and Representation of a Pacific Frontier

@article{Adler2014TheCA,
  title={The Capture and Curation of the Cannibal ‘Vendovi’: Reality and Representation of a Pacific Frontier},
  author={Antony Adler},
  journal={The Journal of Pacific History},
  year={2014},
  volume={49},
  pages={255 - 282}
}
  • Antony Adler
  • Published 3 July 2014
  • History
  • The Journal of Pacific History
ABSTRACT The United States Exploring Expedition into the Pacific launched in 1838 was marked, like the continental expansion westward, by violent encounters with Native peoples. By examining the record of the expedition's kidnapping of the Fijian Ro Veidovi, the fate of his body after death, and the ways his story came to be invoked in the official narrative of the expedition, the popular press, the ‘National Gallery’ and, more recently, the Fijian press, this paper demonstrates how violent… 
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