Enduring Nations: Native Americans in the Midwest / Edition 1

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Enduring Nations documents how tribal peoples have adapted to cultural change while shaping midwestern history. Examining the transformation of Native American communities, which often occurred in response to shifting government policy, the contributors explore the role of women, controversial tribal enterprises and economies, social welfare practices, and native peoples' frequent displacement to locations such as reservations and urban centers. Central to both past and contemporary discussions of Native American cultural change is whether Native American identity should be determined by genetics, shared cultural values, or a combination of the two.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Excellent for advanced Indian studies courses. Highly recommended.”—Choice

"Edmunds has compiled an important synthesis of significant historical themes."—Kansas History

“A major contribution to the literature on the history of native peoples of the Midwest.”—Annals of Iowa

“A solid and needed addition to the historiography of Native peoples in the Great Lakes region.”—Western Historical Quarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252075377
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 6/18/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,213,500
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

R. David Edmunds, Watson Professor of American History at the University of Texas, Dallas, is the author and editor of many books, including The Fox Wars: The Mesquakie Challenge to New France and The Potawatomis: Keepers of the Fire.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     ix
Introduction: A People of Persistence   R. David Edmunds     1
The Illinois Indians in the Confluence Region: Adaptation in a Changing World   Alan G. Shackelford     15
"Their Women Quite Industrious Miners": Native American Lead Mining in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1788-1832   Lucy Eldersveld Murphy     36
"The Hinge on Which All Affairs of the Sauk and Fox Indians Turn": Keokuk and the United States Government   Thomas Burnell Colbert     54
The Ohio Shawnees' Struggle against Removal, 1814-30   Stephen Warren     72
Jean Baptiste Richardville: Miami Metis   Bradley J. Birzer     94
Resistance to Removal: The "White Indian," Frances Slocum   Susan Sleeper-Smith     109
Michigan Murder Mysteries: Death and Rumor in the Age of Indian Removal   Gregory Evans Dowd     124
Reworking Ethnicity: Gender, Work Roles, and Contending Redefinitions of the Great Lakes Metis, 1820-42   Rebecca Kugel     160
A New Seasonal Round: Government Boarding Schools, Federal Work Programs, and Ojibwe Family Life during the Great Depression   Brenda J. Child     182
Indian Work and Indian Neighborhoods: Adjusting to Life in Chicago during the 1950s   James B. LaGrand     195
Blackjackand Lumberjack: Economic Development and Cultural Identity in Menominee Country   Brian Hosmer     214
White Earth Women and Social Welfare   Melissa L. Meyer     244
Contributors     273
Index     277
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