Nov. 19, 2021

20: "I Fear No One" - Native American Performance in 19th Century Philadelphia

20: "I Fear No One" - Native American Performance in 19th Century Philadelphia

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, an exploration of performances by Indigenous People in theaters of the City of Philadelphia in the 19th Century.


In honor of Native American Heritage Month, an exploration of performances by Indigenous People in theaters of the City of Philadelphia in the 19th Century. We also detail plays by white performers that supposedly depicted Native people and stories in that period.

The attached image for the episode is a detail of an illustration found in the book "History of the Indian Tribes of North America", Volume One, by Thomas McKenney, which was published in Philadelphia in 1838.

For other images and additional commentary about this topic, as well as a bibliography of our sources, see our website's blog post:
the-native-american-party-blog-post-and-bibliography-for-episode-20

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