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Sharply critical of the United States government's cruelty toward Native Americans, this monumental study describes the maltreatment of Indians as far back as the American Revolution. Focusing on the Delaware and the Cheyenne, the text goes on to document and deplore the sufferings of the Sioux, Nez Percé, Ponca, Winnebago, and Cherokee — in the process revealing a succession of broken treaties, the government's forced removal of tribes from choice lands, and other examples of inhuman treatment of the nation's 300,000 Indians. Stirring and eloquently stated, A Century of Dishonor was written in the hope of righting the wrongs inflicted upon this nation's first inhabitants. Within a year following its publication (1881), the book helped create the powerful Indian Rights Association. Decades later, author and critic Allen Nevins described the volume as "one of the soundest and most exhaustive works" ever written about Indian rights. Still a valuable reference, this book will be welcomed by students, historians, and others interested in the plight of Native Americans.

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Originally subtitled , this 1881 work reviewed the history of battles and treaties with Native American groups, finding a trail of brutality, broken promises, and land grabs. Separate chapters chronicle the experiences of (in the book's usage) the Delawares, Cheyennes, Nez Perc<'e>s, Sioux, Poncas, Winnebagoes, and Cherokees. Also included is a chapter detailing a number of massacres of Native Americans by whites. The appendix from the original edition has been omitted. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This monumental study chronicles the maltreatment of Indians as far back as the American Revolution. Focusing mainly on the Delaware and the Cheyenne, the text reveals a succession of broken treaties, the government's forced removal of tribes from choice lands, and other examples of inhuman treatment of the nation's 300,000 Indians.

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"No other book had such an impact on the tender consciences of the American people, and none accomplished so much on behalf of a sizable minority."--historian Ray Allen Billington. Sharply critical of the United States government's cruelty toward Native Americans, this monumental study chronicles the maltreatment of Indians as far back as the American Revolution. Focusing on the Delaware and the Cheyenne, the text also documents and deplores the sufferings of the Sioux, Nez Percé, Ponca, Winnebago, and Cherokee--revealing, in the process, a succession of broken treaties, the government's forced removal of tribes from choice lands, and other examples of inhuman treatment of the nation's 300,000 Indians. Within a year of its 1881 publication, this ever-relevant reference played an instrumental role in the creation of the powerful Indian Rights Association. Unabridged republication of the classic 1881 edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486426983
Author:
Jackson, Helen Hunt
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Indians, treatment of
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Native American
Series Volume:
2952
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.83 lb

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This monumental study chronicles the maltreatment of Indians as far back as the American Revolution. Focusing mainly on the Delaware and the Cheyenne, the text reveals a succession of broken treaties, the government's forced removal of tribes from choice lands, and other examples of inhuman treatment of the nation's 300,000 Indians.
"Synopsis" by ,
"No other book had such an impact on the tender consciences of the American people, and none accomplished so much on behalf of a sizable minority."--historian Ray Allen Billington. Sharply critical of the United States government's cruelty toward Native Americans, this monumental study chronicles the maltreatment of Indians as far back as the American Revolution. Focusing on the Delaware and the Cheyenne, the text also documents and deplores the sufferings of the Sioux, Nez Percé, Ponca, Winnebago, and Cherokee--revealing, in the process, a succession of broken treaties, the government's forced removal of tribes from choice lands, and other examples of inhuman treatment of the nation's 300,000 Indians. Within a year of its 1881 publication, this ever-relevant reference played an instrumental role in the creation of the powerful Indian Rights Association. Unabridged republication of the classic 1881 edition.

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