The Great Father: The United States Government and the by Francis Paul Prucha

By Francis Paul Prucha

'This is Francis Paul Prucha's magnum opus. it's a nice work...This learn will ...[be] a typical during which different stories of yankee Indian affairs might be judged. American Indian historical past wanted this ebook, has lengthy awaited it, and rejoices at its booklet' - "American Indian tradition and study Journal". 'The author's unique research of 2 centuries of federal coverage makes "The nice Father" imperative interpreting for someone drawn to realizing the complexities of yank Indian coverage' - "Journal of yank History".'Written in an attractive model, encompassing a rare variety of fabric, devoting recognition to topics in addition to to chronological narration, and providing a wealth of bibliographical details, it truly is an important textual content for all scholars and students of yank Indian background and anthropology' - "Oregon ancient Quarterly". 'A huge recreation, carefully researched and punctiliously written...It will stay for many years as an crucial reference instrument and a compendium of information touching on United States-Indian kinfolk' - "Western historic Quarterly".' maybe the crowning fulfillment of Prucha's scholarly profession' - Vine Deloria Jr., "America". 'For many years yet to come, "The nice Father" often is the element of departure for all these embarking on study initiatives within the heritage of presidency Indian coverage' - William T. Hagan, "New Mexico historic Review". 'The visual appeal of this huge heritage of federal Indian coverage is a triumph of ancient examine and scholarly e-book' - Lawrence C. Kelly, "Montana". 'This is an important historical past ever released concerning the formula of federal Indian guidelines within the usa' - Herbert T. Hoover, "Minnesota History". 'This really is the definitive paintings at the topic' - Ronald Rayman, "Library Journal". "The nice Father" used to be broadly praised whilst it seemed in volumes in 1984 and used to be offered the Ray Allen Billington Prize through the association of yank Historians. This abridged one-volume version follows the constitution of the two-volume version, getting rid of basically the footnotes and a few of the element. it's a entire historical past of the family members among the U.S. executive and the Indians. masking the 2 centuries from the progressive warfare to 1980, the e-book lines the improvement of yank Indian coverage and the expansion of the paperwork created to enforce that coverage. Francis Paul Prucha, S.J., a number one authority on American Indian coverage and the writer of greater than a dozen different books, is an emeritus professor of background at Marquette collage.

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The Great Father: The United States Government and the American Indians (Unabridged Volumes 1 and 2 Combined) (v. 1 & 2)

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Way to civility (civilization) . 6 The concept of savagism and inferiority did not imply racism, that is, a belief that the Indian was an inherently different kind of being incapable of rising out of an inferior condition. There was little question in the minds of Englishmen that the Indians were human beings like themselves, a be­ lief firmly planted in the scriptural account of Adam as the single progeni­ tor of all men. Nor was color an obstacle, for the brownness or tawny com­ plexion of the Indians was considered to be the result of conditioning by the elements or by the use of cosmetics on persons born basically white.

Clark. Copyright© 1 97 1 by the University Press of Kansas. American Indian Policy in Crisis: Christian Reformers and the Indian, r 8 65 - I 900. Copyright 1 97 6 by the University of Ok1ahoma Press. The Ch urches an d the Indian Schools, r 8 8 8 - 1912. Copyright © 1 9 7 9 b y the University o f Nebraska Press . Introduction t o Cherokee Removal: Th e ��william Penn " Essays an d O ther Writings, by Jeremiah Evarts . Copyright© 1 9 8 1 by the University of Tennessee Press . Indian Policy in the United States : Historical Essays .

The law became an Indian trading code for the whole southern frontier, for Georgia modeled its regulations on it. 30. Francis X. Moloney, The Fur Trade in New England, 1 620- 1 676 ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1 9 3 1 ), pp. 102- 4; Archives of Maryland, 62 vols. (Baltimore : Maryland Historical Society, 1 8 8 3 - 1 945 ), 1 : 346. 20 Prologue the fur trade relied upon rum and whiskey in their dealings with the In­ dians . The unscrupulous merchant did not hesitate to debauch the Indian with liquor in order to cheat him out of his furs.

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