BN.com Gift Guide

Farewell, My Nation: The American Indian and the United States in the Nineteenth Century, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$5.71
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 02/19/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$16.00
(Save 30%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 91%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (15) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $18.35   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   

Overview

Like its predecessor, the second edition of Philip Weeks's highly popular volume illuminates the problems caused by westward expansion in the nineteenth century, as battle after battle was fought, treaty after treaty was broken. Weeks discusses the three possible resolutions undertaken in varying degrees by the U.S. government –separation, concentration, and Americanization– as he guides the reader through the significant changes in Indian-White relations during this pivotal time.

Informed by the latest scholarship and expanded to consider the entire scope of U.S-Indian relations in the nineteenth century, the second edition of the engaging Farewell, My Nation provides important supplemental reading for the U.S history survey and essential text for courses in American Indian studies.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882959566
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: American History Series , #18
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 266
  • Sales rank: 851,505
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Weeks is a professor of history at the Stark campus of Kent State University, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on faculty of the campus. He received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Professor Week’s other books include Buckeye Presidents: Ohioans in the White House, Land of Liberty: A United States History and The American Indian Experience: A Profile.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword VII

Preface XI

Acknowledgments XV

Introduction: Dead Dreams 1

Chapter One: The “Indian Question” 13

Arrival through the American Revolution 13

Breaching the Ohio Country 23

Tecumseh, Gradualists, and Removalists 27

Toward a Policy of Separation 34

Removing the Southern Tribes 40

Chapter Two: The Changing West 53

Fashioning the Indian Territory 54

Dashed Hopes 63

A New Solution 72

Concentration in the Indian Territory and Texas 79

Chapter Three: The Civil War Years 89

Civil War in the Indian Territory 91

The Santee Sioux Uprising 104

Colorado and Sand Creek 112

Chapter Four: The Plains Wars, Phase I: Realizing Concentration 123

Post-Civil War Indian Policy 124

Those Who Resisted Concentration 129

Olive Branch and Sword 134

The Myth of Peace 147

Chapter Five: The Plains Wars, Phase II: Enforcing Concentration 163

Grant’s “Peace Policy” 163

At the Watershed 171

The Peace That Slipped Away 180

The Last Great Struggle 188

“To Conquer a Lasting Peace” 195

Chapter Six: The Search for New Order 205

Reforms and Jurisdictional Disputes 207

Reappraising the Concentration Policy 214

Americanization: Something Old and New 225

“To Make the World Wiser and Better” 235

Aftermath: A Brief Profile of the Twentieth Century 243

Bibliographical Essay 251

Index 258

Maps:

Removal of the Tribes of the South and Old Northwest 43

The Plains Indians and Western Trails 73

Great Plains, circa 1860-1875 92

Northern Great Plains, circa 1875-1890 181

Photos follow page 126

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2001

    Better Than The First

    I found this book to be most educational, but a very sad story too. I read this book's original edition while in college. The improvements made by Dr. Weeks in this edition are first rate. An excellent book about Indians in the 19th century.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)