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The Corpse in the Kitchen: Enclosure, Extraction, and the Afterlives of the Black Hawk War

Adam John Waterman

Abstract

The Corpse in the Kitchen explores relationships between the dispossession of Indigenous peoples, the enclosure of Indigenous land and extraction of Indigenous resources, and settler colonialism as a technique of racial capitalism. Drawing upon the literature and historiography of the so-called Black Hawk War, it looks to the colonization of the upper Mississippi River lead region as one instance of primitive accumulation for purposes of mineral accretion. While conventional histories of the Black Hawk War have treated the conflict as gratuitous and tragic, The Corpse in the Kitchen argues tha ... More

Keywords: anthropophagy, counter-sovereignty, extractive capitalism, indigenous sovereignty, settler colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823298761
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823298761.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam John Waterman, author