Rebirth of the Blackfeet Nation, 1912-1954 / Edition 1

Rebirth of the Blackfeet Nation, 1912-1954 / Edition 1

by Paul C. Rosier
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803290047

ISBN-13: 9780803290044

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


Drawing on interviews, democratic theory, and extensive archival research, Paul C. Rosier focuses on the internal political, economic, and ethnic forces shaping the Blackfeet Nation during the first half of the twentieth century. Incorporating Blackfeet voices throughout his study, Rosier shows how transformations were not imposed on the Blackfeet but were the

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Drawing on interviews, democratic theory, and extensive archival research, Paul C. Rosier focuses on the internal political, economic, and ethnic forces shaping the Blackfeet Nation during the first half of the twentieth century. Incorporating Blackfeet voices throughout his study, Rosier shows how transformations were not imposed on the Blackfeet but were the result of their continuing efforts to create a community of their own design and to reorganize relations with outsiders on their own terms. Rebirth of the Blackfeet Nation, 1912–1954 illuminates a pivotal time in modern Indian-white relations and broadens our understanding of the meaning of democracy in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803290044
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
0.83(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
List of Abbreviationsxv
Map of the Blackfeet Reservationxviii
Introduction1
Part 1.1912-1934
1."The Old System is No Success": The Formation of the Modern Blackfeet Reservation, 1912-192913
2."Give us a Fair and New Deal": 1929-193454
Part 2.1934-1952
3.On the Road to Self-Government: The Incorporation of the Blackfeet Tribe of Indians, 1934-1935101
4.Feeding the "Second Buffalo" and Themselves: The Contours of the Blackfeet Economy, 1934-1940130
5."Reconciling the old Men to the New Way": Income Distribution in an Infant Democracy, 1940-1945170
6."We Have a Way to Make Citizens of Them": The Politics of Blackfeet Self-Termination, 1945-1952217
Conclusion: The Roots of Blackfeet Self-Determination270
Notes283
Bibliography329
Index337

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