Award Date

1-1-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

First Committee Member

Sue Fawn Chung

Number of Pages

147

Abstract

This thesis focuses on "intercultural" marriages between Chinese immigrant men and Northern Paiute women who lived on or around the Walker River Reservation between 1860 and 1920, the years in which census manuscript records have been made public. Because of federal, state, and local laws, Chinese men sometimes sought marriage partners among Native American women because these relationships were not banned by law. Based upon federal, state, and local archives, census data, and oral interviews of descendants of Northern Paiute and Chinese "marriages," some insight into the reasons for these marriages have been ascertained from the perspective of descendants presently living on or around the Walker River Reservation.

Keywords

Chinese; Fate; Intercultural; Marriages; Nevada; Paiute; Pawns; Reservation; River; River reservation; Schurz; Walker

Controlled Subject

Ethnology--Study and teaching; Ethnology

File Format

pdf

File Size

5171.2 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/llsu-9uz0


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