"Indian maidens are on the warpath"

This paper examines representations of Indigenous women in English Canadian public discourse during the Second World War, and it argues that an 'Indian-maiden-at-war' trope emerged which incorporated portrayals of 'traditional' and 'modern' Indigenous women.

Sara Karn

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario

"Indian maidens are on the warpath": Representations of Indigenous Women in English Canadian Public Discourse During the Second World War

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