Century of Dishonor / Edition 1

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Overview

Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) was an American writer who most widely became famous as an activist to improve United States government treatment of Native Americans. In 1879 her interests turned to the Native Americans after hearing a lecture in Boston by Standing Bear, the Ponca Chief. He described the forceful removal of the Ponca from their reservation in Nebraska. Moved by the issues presented by Standing Bear, Hunt learned about the government defaulting on treaties, the removal of Indians to reservations, and the Indian Wars. Soon after Standing Bear's speech, she became an activist, investigating and publicizing government misconduct, circulating petitions, raising money, and writing letters to "The New York Times" on behalf of the Ponca. She gained the widest exposure with her novel, "Ramona", dramatizing the ill treatment by the US government of Native Americans in Southern California. "A Century of Dishonor", published in 1881, was a direct response to the adverse effect of government actions towards the Native Americans. A copy was sent to each member of the US Congress.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582182889
  • Publisher: Digital Scanning, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 532
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

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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