Determining German Ethnic Identity in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri: Study of the Janis-Ziegler Site (23G272)

Author(s): Lisa M. Dretske

Year: 2019

Summary

This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 1: A Focus on Cultures, Populations, and Ethnic Groups" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

My Graduate research examined the ways in which German immigrants constructed their ethnic identity in a town dominated by French colonial descendants. The analysis is based on material culture recovered from excavations at the Janis-Ziegler/Green Tree Tavern site (23G272) in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and historical documentation, including the Ziegler probate records and local nineteenth-century German and English newspapers. The methodology developed allows for comparing the archaeological findings to be compared to what was advertised in the German and English nineteenth-century newspapers, in order analyze the ethnic identity of the Ziegler family.

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Determining German Ethnic Identity in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri: Study of the Janis-Ziegler Site (23G272). Lisa M. Dretske. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449187)

Keywords

General
Ethnicity German Newspapers

Geographic Keywords
United States of America

Temporal Keywords
19th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 308