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"The author delves into a large amount of theory and challenges readers to think about how region, history, and identity are part of a complex relationship. Recommended." — F. Montoya, Choice
"The author delves into a large amount of theory and challenges readers to think about how region, history, and identity are part of a complex relationship. Recommended." —F. Montoya, Choice
"Indian Given is an important interrogation of racial and knowledge production in the Americas and offers important analyses of how racial geographies figure in the U.S./Mexico borderlands. With Indian Given, María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo gives us the most comprehensive study of indigenous Mexican and Mexican American identity formations to date." — Sonia Saldívar-Hull, author of, Feminism on the Border: Chicana Gender Politics and Literature
"Indian Given is a transnational scholarly mural, offering a critical account of North America with both exacting specificity and stunning synthesis, all on one continuous canvas. María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo’s archival skills are formidable across centuries, languages, and geographies. Her archive includes not only Las Casas, La Malinche, and Geronimo, but also Javier Bardem, Oscar Zeta Acosta, and Osama bin Laden. As soon as I finished reading Indian Given, I wanted to start it again." — Robert Warrior, editor of, The World of Indigenous North America
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