The Global West: Other Wests and Indian Wars, 1890–1919

  • Carroll P. KakelIII


This chapter looks at how the earlier North American precedent—especially its brutal treatment of Indian peoples—served as inspiration, legitimation, and model for a number of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century imperial-colonial projects. In support of this claim, it sketches the historical experiences of the American Philippines, 1898–1946; the Japanese Colonial Empire, 1869–1919; and the German Colonial Empire, 1884–1919—noting how contemporaries viewed each of these geographically dispersed imperial-colonial projects through the lens of the Anglo-American settler-colonial supplanting project. In each of the cases surveyed, it also discusses the usage and significance of the Anglo-American colonial trope of Indian wars.


American Philippines Japanese Colonial Empire German Colonial Empire 

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  • Carroll P. KakelIII
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  1. 1.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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