Redwashing: Sedgwick's Blood Moon, a Case Study


  • Jace Weaver University of Georgia



This essay looks at the recently published book Blood Moon by John Sedgwick.  The author and Colin Calloway were asked by the author and publisher to do readers reports on the book prior to publication.  This essay discusses that process and the refusal of the author to make changes pointed out by the readers, including factual errors and negative stereotypes, all the while thanking the reviewers profusely in his acknowledgments, suggesting they had vetted and endorse the book.

Author Biography

Jace Weaver, University of Georgia

Jace Weaver is Director of the INAS, Franklin Professor of Native American Studies and Religion, and Adjunct Professor of Law.Dr. Weaver's work in Native American Studies is highly interdisciplinary, though focusing primarily on three areas: religious traditions, literature, and law. He is the author or editor of thirteen books, including That the People Might Live: Native American Literatures and Native American CommunityOther Words: American Indian Literature, Law, and Culture, and Turtle Goes to War: Of Military Commissions, the Constitution and American Indian MemoryAmerican Indian Literary Nationalism, written with Robert Warrior, and Craig Womack won the 2007 Bea Medicine Award for best book in American Indian Studies from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and the Native American Literature Symposium. His most recent work is Red Clay, 1835: Cherokee Removal and the Meaning of Sovereignty, written with Laura Adams Weaver.




How to Cite

Weaver, J. (2018). Redwashing: Sedgwick’s Blood Moon, a Case Study. Transmotion, 4(1), 94–103.