Documents on the Status of Native Americans in the Late Nineteenth Century

Documents on the Status of Native Americans in the Late Nineteenth Century

By: Leonard C. Schlup (compiler), Mary Ann Blochowiak (compiler)Hardback

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This work, with its boundless assortment of valuable primary source documents, offers both insights and challenges to understanding the complexities of Native American life. Among the issues addressed in this volume are treaty negotiations, court cases, Western Indian uprisings, the passage of the General Allotment (Dawes) Act, Christian Missionary activity, and the formation of the Indian Rights Association.

About Author

Leonard Schlup received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently teaches at Mesa Community College in Arizona. Mary Ann Blochowiak received her M.A. in History, Southwestern Studies from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond. From 1988- 2005 she worked in the Publications Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society where she also served division director and editor of The Chronicles of Oklahoma, the Society's history journal.


Introduction; 1. Documents 1867-69; Treaty of Medicine Lodge Creek, October 21, 28, 1867; Report of the Indian Peace Commission, January 7, 1868; Instructions to the Board of Indian Commissioners, Ely S. Parker and Ulysses S. Grant, May 26, 1869; 2. Documents 1870-1879; Editorial, by Cheyenne (Wyoming) Daily Leader, March 9, 1870; Speech at Cooper Union, Red Cloud, July 16, 1870; Report on the Battle of Little Bighorn, Alfred H. Terry, July 8, 1876; Speech of Chief Joseph, January 14, 1879; United States v. Crook (5 Dillon, 453-469), Judge Elmer S. Dundy, 1879; 3. Documents 1880-1889; Sitting Bull to William Selwyn and the President, 1881; Surrender of Geronimo, Oliver O. Howard, September 17, 1886; Indian Citizenship, Philip C. Garrett, 1886; General Allotment Act (Dawes Severalty Act), February 8, 1887; 4. Documents 1890-1899; The Messiah Letter, 1890; Letter to Editor of the Chicago Tribune, A Sioux Indian, 1890; Jerome Commission Report, March 3, 1893; Our Indian Problem, Lymann Abbott, December 1898; 5. Documents 1900-1901; Impressions of an Indian Childhood, Zitkala-Sa, January 1900; The Zuni Indians, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, 1901; Appendices; Chronology; Further Readings; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773450899
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 742
  • ID: 9780773450899
  • ISBN10: 0773450890

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