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Matrons and Maids: Regulating Indian Domestic Service in Tucson, 1914-1934

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From 1914 to 1934 the US government sent Native American girls to work as domestic servants in the homes of white families. Matrons and Maids tells this forgotten history through the eyes of the women who facilitated their placements. During those two decades, “outing matrons” oversaw and managed the employment of young Indian women. In Tucson, Arizona, the matrons acted as intermediaries between the Indian and white communities and between the local Tucson community and the national administration, the Office of Indian Affairs.

Based on federal archival records, Matrons and Maids offers an original and detailed account of government practices and efforts to regulate American Indian women. Haskins demonstrates that the outing system was clearly about regulating cross-cultural interactions, and she highlights the roles played by white women in this history. As she compellingly argues, we cannot fully engage with cross-cultural histories without examining the complex involvement of white women as active, if ambivalent, agents of colonization.

Including stories of the entwined experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women that range from the heart-warming to the heart-breaking, Matrons and Maids presents a unique perspective on the history of Indian policy and the significance of “womens work.”

About the Author

Victoria K. Haskins is an associate professor at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, where she is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in History. She is the author of One Bright Spot and co-editor of Uncommon Ground: White Women in Aboriginal History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816529605
Author:
Haskins, Victoria K.
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Americana » Arizona
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Western States
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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