The Story of the Chippewa Indians: From the Past to the Present

The Story of the Chippewa Indians: From the Past to the Present

by Gregory O. Gagnon


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This single-volume book provides a narrative history of the Chippewa tribe with attention to tribal origins, achievements, and interactions within the United States.

• Surveys Chippewa history from 10,000 BC to the present, placing events within the context of North American, particularly United States, history

• Describes the cultural origin narrative of the Chippewa tribe and some of its variations

• Details the effects of United States policy on the Chippewa

• Conveys the tenacity of the Chippewa tribe as demonstrated by its survival for so many years

• Offers examples of a few of the many Chippewa who have contributed to tribal achievements

• Reflects the expertise of a Chippewa scholar

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440862175
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2018
Series: Story of the American Indian Series
Pages: 219
Sales rank: 642,385
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gregory O. Gagnon (Chippewa) is adjunct professor of Indian Law at Loyola University. He is a citizen of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa tribe.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Preface ix

Introduction xv

Timeline xxi

1 Chippewa Country-Anishinaabewaki 1

2 Traditional Foundations of Chippewa Worldview 21

3 Securing Chippewa Country, 1600-1736 41

4 Expanding Chippewa Country 61

5 American incorporation and Colonization 85

6 The Nadir of Chippewa Country 105

7 More Pieces of the Story of the Chippewa 129

8 Self-Government and Threatened Termination, 1935-1960s 151

9 Self-Determination and Civil Rights 165

10 The Story of the Chippewa Continues 185

Bibliography 201

Index 207

About the Author 221

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