"Farewell, My Nation": American Indians and the United States in the Nineteenth Century (The American History Series 3rd Revised edition)

"Farewell, My Nation": American Indians and the United States in the Nineteenth Century (The American History Series 3rd Revised edition)

By: Philip Weeks (author)Paperback

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The fully updated third edition of Farewell, My Nation considers the complex and often tragic relationships between American Indians, white Americans, and the U.S. government during the nineteenth century, as the government tried to find ways to deal with social and political questions about how to treat America s indigenous population. * Updated to include new scholarship that has appeared since the publication of the second edition as well as additional primary source material * Examines the cultural and material impact of Western expansion on the indigenous peoples of the United States, guiding the reader through the significant changes in Indian-U.S. policy over the course of the nineteenth century * Outlines the efficacy and outcomes of the three principal policies toward American Indians undertaken in varying degrees by the U.S. government Separation, Concentration, and Americanization and interrogates their repercussions * Provides detailed descriptions, chronology and analysis of the Plains Wars supported by supplementary maps and illustrations

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Philip Weeks, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of History at Kent State University, where, as a distinguished teaching award recipient, he taught American Indian studies, U.S., Ohio, and modern world history for many years. He is the editor or author of several books, including They Made Us Many Promises : The American Indian Experience 1524 to the Present (Wiley, 2001) and Buckeye Presidents: Ohioans in the White House (2003).


Preface ix Acknowledgments xi 1 The Indian Question 1 In Need of a Solution 1 Breaching the Ohio Country Barrier 7 The Shooting Star and the Prophet 18 2 The Initial Solution 35 The Relocation Debate 35 Tribal Strategies in the South 40 The Cherokee Georgia Conundrum 46 Removing the Southern Tribes 52 The Indian Territory and Its People 65 Undermining Forces 74 Dashed Hopes 81 3 The Travails of Mid Century 89 Western Troubles and the New Solution 89 Making Way for the Railroads 98 The Texas Challenge 102 Whether or Not to Be a Confederate 108 Civil War in the Indian Territory 117 Unrest in Minnesota 127 Colorado and Sand Creek 137 4 The Plains Wars, Phase I: Realizing Concentration 151 Those Who Resisted: An Inescapable Fate? 153 Indian Policy and Who Controlled It 159 Defending the Powder River Country 166 Dualism: Peace and Force Policies 176 Commotion in Kansas 180 Implementing Concentration 187 With the Olive Branch and the Sword 195 5 The Plains Wars, Phase II: Enforcing Concentration 209 Again, Indian Affairs and Who Controls Them 210 The Grant Peace Policy 214 At the Watershed 221 The Red River War 228 The Peace That Slipped Away 236 The Great Sioux War Commences 246 The Great Sioux War Concludes 259 6 The Search for a New Order 269 Reforms and Jurisdictional Disputes 270 Reappraising the Concentration Policy 279 The Government s Newest Solution 293 Ending Old and Injurious Habits 301 Americanization: White Rationalizations and Tribal Responses 306 Dead Dreams 314 Bibliographical Essay 326 Index 338

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/02/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781118976784
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781118976784
  • weight: 406
  • ISBN10: 1118976789
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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