'More power to the Indians' : Roger Casement, the Putumayo, and indigenous rights
O Siochain, Seamas (2011) 'More power to the Indians' : Roger Casement, the Putumayo, and indigenous rights. Irish Journal of Anthropology, 14 (2). pp. 5-12. ISSN 1393-8592
Marking the centenary of Roger Casement's humanitarian investigations in the Putumayo region of the Upper Amazon, this article suggests that he notr only recognized the abuses there as systemic but increasingly saw them as part of the wider features of exploitation which accompanied colonization and empire. His Putumayo work illustrated a long-term commitment on his part to what we would term today indigenous rights.
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