Review :: Gender and Sexuality : Peace & War : Women

Book Review: "Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide"

In the foreward to Andrea Smith’s Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide, Winona LaDuke aptly suggests that, in order to build an effective movement for peace, we must first challenge the violence of historical and contemporary colonialism. As a Native American Studies scholar at the University of Michigan, grassroots activist, and co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, Smith’s community work and recently published book embodies this mission. Conquest is not only an informative account of the role of sexual violence in Native American history, but also helps us to understand how to confront this form of violence in the twenty-first century
 

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