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Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Angela Pulley Hudson


Weaving together histories of slavery, Mormonism, popular culture, and American medicine, this book offers a fascinating tale of ingenuity, imposture, and identity. While illuminating the complex relationship between race, religion, and gender in nineteenth-century North America, the book reveals how the idea of the “Indian” influenced many of the era's social movements. Through the remarkable lives of Tubbee and Ceil, the book uncovers both the complex and fluid nature of antebellum identities and the place of “Indianness” at the very heart of American culture.

Keywords: slavery, Mormonism, popular culture, American medicine, race, religion, gender, Indian, Tubbee, Ceil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469624433
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624433.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela Pulley Hudson, author