- Title Pages
- List of Illustrations
- Chapter 1 Aboriginal Women and Work across the 49th Parallel
- Chapter 2 Making a Living
- Chapter 3 Procuring Passage
- Chapter 4 The Contours of Agency
- Chapter 5 From “Superabundance” to Dependency
- Chapter 6 “We Were Real Skookum Women”
- Chapter 7 Unraveling the Narratives of Nostalgia
- Chapter 8 Labor and Leisure in the “Enchanted Summer Land”
- Chapter 9 Nimble Fingers and Strong Backs
- Chapter 10 Northfork Mono Women’s Agricultural Work, “Productive Coexistence,” and Social Well-Being in the San Joaquin Valley, California, circa 1850–1950
- Chapter 11 Diverted Mothering among American Indian Domestic Servants, 1920–1940
- Chapter 12 Charity or Industry?
- Chapter 13 “An Indian Teacher among Indians”
- Chapter 14 “Assaulting the Ears of Government”
- Chapter 15 Politically Purposeful Work
- Chapter 16 Maori Sovereignty, Black Feminism, and the New Zealand Trade Union Movement
- Chapter 17 Beading Lesson
- Production Credits
- (p.268) Chapter 17 Beading Lesson
- Indigenous Women and Work
Beth H. Piatote
- University of Illinois Press
This chapter presents a short fictional story, “Beading Lesson” by Beth Piatote, which features an aunt's tutorial. The story helps reinforce the theoretical threads about the legibility, or illegibility, of indigenous women's lives and history shot through the present collection.
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