The Yale Indian: The Education of Henry Roe Cloud

The Yale Indian: The Education of Henry Roe Cloud

by Joel Pfister
     
 

Honored in his own time as one of the most prominent Indian public intellectuals, Henry Roe Cloud (c.1884-1950) fought to open higher education to Indians. Joel Pfister's extensive archival research establishes the historical significance of key chapters in the Winnebago's remarkable life. Roe Cloud was the first Indian to receive undergraduate and graduate degrees

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Honored in his own time as one of the most prominent Indian public intellectuals, Henry Roe Cloud (c.1884-1950) fought to open higher education to Indians. Joel Pfister's extensive archival research establishes the historical significance of key chapters in the Winnebago's remarkable life. Roe Cloud was the first Indian to receive undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale University, where he was elected to the prestigious and intellectual Elihu Club. Pfister compares Roe Cloud's experience to that of other "college Indians" and also to African Americans such as W.E.B. Du Bois. Roe Cloud helped launch the Society of American Indians, graduated from Auburn seminary, founded a preparatory school for Indians, and served as the first Indian superintendent of the Haskell Institute (forerunner of Haskell Indian Nations University). He also worked under John Collier at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, where he was a catalyst for the Indian New Deal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822344216
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
05/28/2009
Series:
New Americanists Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapters in the Education of Henry Roe Cloud 1

1 Yale Education 23

2 Sentimentalized Education 83

3 Cultural Incentive-and-Activism Education 127

Coda. The Indian Ethos of Service 161

Appendix Sometimes History Needs Reminding 175

Notes 177

Index 243

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