Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : rites of passage, contact zones, and the American frontiers
  • Double consciousness in the borderlands : the frontier autobiographies of James P. Beckwourth and Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins
  • The second coming of trickster : culture contact and trickster border narratives
  • Bartered brides and compulsory bachelors on the Chinese American frontier : the short stories of Sui Sin Far
  • Arranged betrothals and mixed marriages : the Japanese American romances of Onoto Watanna
  • Conservation, anthropology, and the closed frontier : the southwestern writings of Mary Austin.