The Imperial Period
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Much has been written about the standard of civilization and its role in defining membership in international society at the beginning of the twentieth century. Much less is known about the role of that standard in precluding indigenous peoples from participation at the international level. Pearcey pays specific attention to that issue through a case study analysis of Chief Levi General’s diplomatic mission to the League of Nations on behalf of the Six Nations, detailing the exclusionary implications of a European discourse on civilization through its crystallization around territorial sovereignty.