Short History of Native Americans in the United States

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  • ISBN-13: 9781575241395
  • Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: Anvil Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 171

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix
Prologue 1
Part I The Native Americans in the United States
1. Many Nations, c. 1450-1784 9
Iroquois White Roots of Peace 9
Caddo/Hasinai Confederacies 13
The Alaskan Province 14
Adversity in the East 16
Accommodation in the West 18
2. New Orientations, 1783-1853 20
The Muscogee/Creek Nation 21
Prophetic Visions 23
Indian Removal 25
The Cherokee Nation 25
Old Southwest 29
Horse Culture on the Southern Plains 30
Northern Plains 31
3. Concentration, 1832-1898 34
Indian Territory 35
Great Plains Wars 36
Transfer of Alaska 39
Reservation Strategy 39
Grant's Peace Policy 42
4. Reform, 1866-1968 44
Revitalization Movements 44
Allotment 45
Assimilation 49
The Ponca Chiefs 49
Progressive Response 50
New Deal Revisionists 52
Termination and Relocation 56
5. Renewal, 1961-1999 60
Self Determination 60
Alaskan Native Claims 64
Contractual Reform 65
Privatization and Development 67
Tribal Self-Governance 71
Epilogue 73
Part II Documents
1. Native American History and Tradition 77
(1) Cherokee Vision of Elohi 77
(2) Calendar History of the Kiowa 79
(3) Black Elk's Legacy 81
2. Foundations of Federal Indian Policy 83
(4) Trade and Intercourse Act of 1790 83
(5) Indian Removal Act of 1830 85
(6) Worcester v. Georgia (1832) 87
(7) Dawes Act (1887) 91
(8) Johnson-O'Malley Act of 1934 95
(9) Indian Reorganization or Wheeler Howard Act of 1934 96
(10) Indian Land Claims Commission Act of 1946 101
(11) Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 104
(12) Morton v. Mancari and Amerind v. Mancari (1974) 110
(13) Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 112
(14) Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 117
(15) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 120
(16) Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 123
3. Native American Statements of Purpose 127
(17) Tecumseh's Statement at Vincennes August 12, 1810 127
(18) Statement by William Apes, in Indian Nullification of the Unconstitutional Laws of Massachusetts, relative to the Mashpee Tribe (1835) 128
(19) Letter from Ely S. Parker, Seneca, to Ulysses Grant, January 24, 1864 130
(20) Statement by Manuelito, Navajo, on February 25, 1886 135
(21) Statement by John Borbridge, Tlingit (1969) 138
(22) Twenty Points of the Trail of Broken Treaties (1972) 141
(23) Speech by Roger Jourdain, Tribal Chairperson of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa (1986) 143
4. Non-Indian Reflections about Native Americans 147
(24) Selection from Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (1835) 147
(25) Selection from Helen Hunt Jackson's A Century of Dishonor (1881) 148
(26) Selection from John Collier's Indians of the Americas (1947) 150
(27) Selection from Alvin Josephy, Jr.'s Red Power (1971) 152
(28) Selection from Francis Paul Prucha's Indians in American Society (1985) 154
(29) Remarks by Patrick Kennedy (1999) 155
Selected Bibliography 159
Permissions 163
Index 165
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