Century of Dishonor: A Sketch of the United States Government's Dealings with Some of the Indian Tribes

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Originally published over 100 years ago, A Century of Dishonor is Helen Jackson's eye-opening sketch of the U.S. government's often shameful mishandling of what was called the "Indian problem". Using official documents as authentic research materials, Jackson asserts that the government and citizens of the United States were the cause of the "problems", and not the Native peoples.

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Originally published over 100 years ago, A Century of Dishonor is Helen Jackson's eye-opening sketch of the U.S. government's often shameful mishandling of what was called the "Indian problem". Using official documents as authentic research materials, Jackson asserts that the government and citizens of the United States were the cause of the "problems", and not the Native peoples.

Broken treaties, inhuman treatment, restricted to reservations unfit for habitation or traditional lifestyle ... all of these actions were taken against Indian tribes by a government that treated them with less consideration and compassion than that of a foreign country.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781566191678
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/3/1993
  • Pages: 514

Table of Contents

Preface V
Introduction 1
Chapter I. Introductory 9
Chapter II. The Delawares 32
Chapter III. The Cheyennes 66
Chapter IV. The Nez Perces 103
Chapter V. The Sioux 136
Chapter VI. The Poncas 186
Chapter VII. The Winnebagoes 218
Chapter VIII. The Cherokees 257
Chapter IX. Massacres of Indians by Whites 298
I. The Conestoga Massacre 298
II. The Gnadenhutten Massacre 317
III. Massacres of Apaches 324
Chapter X. Conclusion 336
Appendix
I. The Sand Creek Massacre 343
II. The Ponca Case 359
III. Testimonies to Indian Character 374
IV. Outrages Committed on Indians by Whites 381
V. Extracts from the Report of the Commission sent to treat with the Sioux Chief Sitting Bull, in Canada 386
VI. Account of some of the old Grievances of the Sioux 389
VII. Letter from Sarah Winnemucca, an Educated Pah-Ute Woman 395
VIII. Laws of the Delaware Nation of Indians 396
IX. Account of the Cherokee who Invented the Cherokee Alphabet 404
X. Prices paid by White Men for Scalps 405
XI. Extract from Treaty with Cheyennes in 1865 406
XII. Wood-cutting by Indians in Dakota 407
XIII. Sequel to the Walla Walla Massacre 407
XIV. An Account of the Numbers, Location, and Social and Industrial Condition of each Important Tribe and Band of Indians within the United States 411
XV. Report on the Condition and Needs of the Mission Indians of California 458
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