abandonment, 75–76
aboriginality, 6
activism, 1, 74, 79, 87, 105, 137, 149–50, 180,
190
Agamben, Giorgio, 50
agriculture, 95
Ahmed, Sara, 2, 11, 51, 67, 73; on anger, 155;
on Native figures, 60; on objects, 137; on
straightness, 158–59, 191
Alexie, Sherman, xii–xiii; on Ghost Dance,
130, 132–35, 141–43, 149, 152, 229n38,
230n50; on prophecy, 133, 145–46, 177.
See also Indian Killer
Allegany reservation, 76
Allen, Thomas M., 43
allotment: conceptualization of, 96; General
Allotment Act, 164; of Osage Nation,
99–107, 113, 219n21, 221n44; policy of, 95;
in Sundown, 99–107, 113; with time, 97–98
Alternative Modernities (Gaonkar), 10
anachronism, 7, 16
Andersen, Chris, 98
anger: Ahmed on, 155; in Indian Killer,
154–56; self- determination by, 155
Arranging Grief (Luciano), 37, 39, 93, 165
authenticity, 85, 205n153; in Gardens in the
Dunes, 162; in Indian Killer, 140
automobile, 9–10
Bad Indians (Miranda, D.), 86, 193n6
Barilla, James, 238n145
Barker, Joanne, 6, 180, 184
“Basin Religion and Theology” (Miller), 159
Battle of Steptoe Butte, 153
becoming. See pro cess of becoming
being- in- time, vii–viii, 1, 3–5, 26, 29, 57, 182;
articulation of, 26; conditions of, 9–10, 13;
forms of, 41; modes of, 4, 142; orientation
of, 16–17; with policy, 88; of Seneca people,
80; settler time and, 9; as temporal sover-
eignty, 45; tradition in, 29–30
Bergson, Henri, 22, 97, 112
Berlant, Lauren, 190
between two worlds notion, 193n5
Bierwert, Crisca, 143
Big Foot, 129
bird (fictional character), 149–50
The Birth of a Nation, 57
Blaeser, Kimberley, 45
Bouck, William C., 77
Brant, Beth, 42
Brushed by Cedar (Bierwert), 143, 145
Bruyneel, Kevin, 5
Bureau of Indian Affairs, 149, 220n33
Byrd, Jodi, 42, 51, 63, 217n5
California, 18, 26, 28, 31–32, 35; Ghost Dance
in, 129, 133–34, 168–69, 239n131
Camp McClellan, 62
capitalism, 231n60
Carlotta Lott (fictional character), 138, 140
Cattaraugus reservation, 76
Chakrabarty, Dipesh, 12, 92; on Eu rope time, 19
Chal Windzer (fictional character), 98–99;
background of, 101; desire of, 123–25;
dreaming of, 125–26, 225n81; on government,
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