Farewell, My Nation The American Indian and the United States in the Nineteenth Century

ISBN-10: 0882959565
ISBN-13: 9780882959566
Edition: 2nd 2001
Authors: Philip Weeks
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968

Like its predecessor, the second edition of Philip Week's highly popular volume illuminates the problems caused by westward expansion in the nineteenth century, as battle after battle was fought, treaty after treaty was broken. Weeks discusses the three possible resolutions undertaken in varying degrees by the U.S. government –separation, concentration, and Americanization– as he guides the reader through the significant changes in Indian-White relations during this pivotal time.Informed by the latest scholarship and expanded to consider the entire scope of U.S-Indian relations in the nineteenth century, the second edition of the engaging Farewell, My Nation provides important supplemental reading for the U.S history survey and essential text for courses in American Indian studies.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Dead Dreams
The “Indian Question”
Arrival through the American Revolution
Breaching the Ohio Country
Tecumseh, Gradualists, and Removalists
Toward a Policy of Separation
Removing the Southern Tribes
The Changing West
Fashioning the Indian Territory
Dashed Hopes
A New Solution
Concentration in the Indian Territory and Texas
The Civil War Years
Civil War in the Indian Territory
The Santee Sioux Uprising
Colorado and Sand Creek
The Plains Wars, Phase I: Realizing Concentration
Post-Civil War Indian Policy
Those Who Resisted Concentration
Olive Branch and Sword
The Myth of Peace
The Plains Wars, Phase II: Enforcing Concentration
Grant’s “Peace Policy”
At the Watershed
The Peace That Slipped Away
The Last Great Struggle
“To Conquer a Lasting Peace”
The Search for New Order
Reforms and Jurisdictional Disputes
Reappraising the Concentration Policy
Americanization: Something Old and New
“To Make the World Wiser and Better”
Aftermath: A Brief Profile of the Twentieth Century
Bibliographical Essay 251
Index
Maps:
Removal of the Tribes of the South and Old Northwest
The Plains Indians and Western Trails
Great Plains, circa 1860-1875
Northern Great Plains, circa 1875-1890
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