A Nation of Statesmen: The Political Culture of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, 1815-1972

A Nation of Statesmen: The Political Culture of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, 1815-1972

by James W. Oberly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806136758

ISBN-13: 9780806136752

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Volume 252 in the Civilization of the American Indian Series.

Contrary to the impression left by James Fenimore Cooper's famous novel Last of the Mohicans, the Mohican people, also known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Indians, did not disappear from history. Rather, despite obstacles, they have retained their tribal identity to this day. In this first history of the

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Volume 252 in the Civilization of the American Indian Series.

Contrary to the impression left by James Fenimore Cooper's famous novel Last of the Mohicans, the Mohican people, also known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Indians, did not disappear from history. Rather, despite obstacles, they have retained their tribal identity to this day. In this first history of the modern-day Mohicans, James W. Oberly narrates their story from the time of their relocation to Wisconsin through the post-World War II era.

Since the War of 1812 Mohican history has been marked by astute if sometimes bitter engagement with the American political system, resulting in five treaties and ten acts of Congress, passed between 1843 and 1972. As Oberly traces these political events, he also assesses such issues as tribal membership, intratribal political parties, and sovereignty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806136752
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Civilization of the American Indian Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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