American Indians in American History, 1870-2001: A Companion Reader / Edition 1

American Indians in American History, 1870-2001: A Companion Reader / Edition 1

by Sterling Evans, Donald L. Fixico
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275972771

ISBN-13: 9780275972776

Pub. Date: 01/30/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Although coverage of American Indian history has improved remarkably in the past 20 years, the role of American Indians is still downplayed in many mainstream American history courses. In-depth discussions of United States policies toward Native Americans or the reactions of Native Americans do not appear in most textbooks. This book helps to overcome these

Overview

Although coverage of American Indian history has improved remarkably in the past 20 years, the role of American Indians is still downplayed in many mainstream American history courses. In-depth discussions of United States policies toward Native Americans or the reactions of Native Americans do not appear in most textbooks. This book helps to overcome these shortcomings. Designed to accompany post-Reconstruction survey courses, it will help to integrate aspects of American Indian history. Arranged according to time periods used in most textbooks, the book's seventeen essays—many written by leading scholars, several written by American Indian scholars—discuss important policy considerations as well as environmental, religious, cultural, and gender issues.

Providing a good point of departure, these essays can be used in tandem with other materials to stimulate class discussion. While every aspect of American history could not be covered, each section includes an extensive list of suggested additional reading. The volume is unique in that it is the only companion reader designed to accompany college courses covering this time period. It is a book to be used by instructors who are not necessarily Native Americanists but who wish to include the history of American Indians in their survey courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275972776
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Foreword by Donald L. Fixico

The 1870s and 1880s: The Clash of Cultures

Being Native to This Place by Raymond Pierotti (Comanche) and Daniel R. Wildcat (Yuchi)

Wars of the Peace Policy, 1869-1886 by Robert M. Utley

The 1890s and Early 1900s: Assimilation and Its Impacts

The Nez Perces Confront the Dawes Act by Elizabeth James-Stern

Federal Indian Education, 1870-1926 by Margaret Connell Szaz

"The Father Tells Me So!" Wovoka: The Ghost Dance Prophet by L. G. Moses

Progressive Era Bureaucrats and the Unity of 20th-Century Indian Policy by Russel Lawrence Barsh

The 1930s-1945: American Indians During Depression and War

The Indian New Deal as a Mirror of the Future by D'Arcy McNickle (Salish-Kutenai)

Fighting a White Man's War: The Extent and Legacy of American Indian Participation in World War II by Tom Holm (Creek, Cherokee)

1945-1960: Termination, Relocation, and Sterotypes

Building Towards Self-Determination: Plains and Southwestern Indians in the 1940s and 1950s by Peter Iverson

The Labor of Extras: American Indians in Hollywood, 1941-1960 by Liza Black

The 1960s and 1970s: Self-Determination, Activism, and Spiritual Rights

Federal Indian Policy and Self-Determination During the Kennedy and Johnson Years by Thomas Clarkin

A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, American Indian Activism, and the Occupation of Alcatraz by Kent Blansett

The 1980s-2000: Contemporary American Indian Issues

Commonality and Difference: American Indian Women and History by Devon Mihesuah (Choctaw)

Repatriation, Reburial, and Religious Rights by Walter R. Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) and Roger C. Echo-Hawk (Pawnee)

Coyote's Game: Indian Casinos and the Indian Presence in Contemporary America by Christopher L. Miller

The Demand for Natural Resources on Reservations by Donald L. Fixico (Creek, Sac, and Fox, Seminole, Shawnee)

Afterword by Sterling Evans

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