Talking Back to Civilization Indian Voices from the Progressive Era

ISBN-10: 0312103859

ISBN-13: 9780312103859

Edition: 2001

Authors: Frederick E. Hoxie

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As progressive reformers took on America’s ills at the start of the twentieth century, a new generation of Native American reformers took on America, "talking back" to the civilization that had overrun but not crushed their own. This volume offers a collection of 21 primary sources, including journal articles, testimony, and political cartoons by Native Americans of the Progressive Era, who worked in a variety of fields to defend their communities and culture. Their voices are organized into 7 topical chapters on subjects such as native religion, education, and Indian service in World War I. Spanning the period from the 1893 Columbian Expedition to the 1920s' congressional land hearings, this rich array of voices fills an important gap in the chronology of Native American studies. An engaging introduction focusing on the intellectual leaders of the protest efforts includes background on the Progressive Era, while headnotes for each document, striking illustrations, a chronology of major events, and a bibliography support the firsthand accounts.
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 190
Size: 5.45" wide x 7.74" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Frederick E. Hoxie is Swanlund Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the author of several books, including The People: A History of Native America . Jay T. Nelson is a program assistant at the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, the Newberry Library.

List of Illustrations
Introduction: American Indian Activism in the Progressive Era
Indian America, 1900
The "Antithesis of Civilization"
The Progressive Era
Indian Writers Respond
Indian Anthropologists
Defending Tribal Religions
Political Protests and Legal Challenges
Talking Back Brings Results
The Structure of This Book
Speaking Out at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
Simon Pokagon Offers The Red Man's Greeting, 1893
Critics of Indian Education
Francis La Flesche on Boarding School, 1900
Laura Kellogg Attacks the Government's System of Indian Education, 1913
Henry Roe Cloud Presents an Alternative Vision of Indian Education, 1914
Arthur C. Parker Argues for College Education for Indians, 1913
Discussing Christianity and Religion
Zitkala Sa (Gertrude Bonnin) Defends Paganism, 1902
Charles Eastman Compares the Morality of Indians and Modern Christians, 1916
Francis La Flesche and Fred Lookout Defend Peyote before Congress, 1918
American Indians on American's Indian Policy
Carlos Montezuma Advocates the Abolition of the Indian Office, 1914
Arthur C. Parker Indicts the Government for Its Actions, 1915
The Society of American Indians Supports Tribal Claims, 1913
Popular Images of Indians: Cartoons and Commentary, 1913-1916
Cartoons from the Quarterly Journal, 1913-1916
Chauncey Yellow Robe on the Wild West Shows, 1914
Arthur C. Parker on the Alleged Racial Inferiority of Indians, 1914
World War I
Carlos Montezuma on the Draft, 1917
Chauncey Yellow Robe on the War Effort, 1918
Zitkala Sa on the Paris Peace Conference, 1919
Charles Eastman Sees the End of War as the Moment to End the "Petty Autocracy" of the Indian Office, 1919
Robert Yellowtail Calls for Self-Determination, 1919
After the War: Reservation Indians Speak Out
Ojibwe Leaders Protest Government Proposals to Abolish Their Reservation, 1920
Sioux Leaders Protest the Leasing of Tribal Lands, 1920
Winnebago Leaders Ask for Justice, 1922
The Klamath Seek Independence, 1924
Afterword: The Pueblos Protest the Bursum Bill, 1922
An Appeal for Fair Play and the Preservation of Pueblo Life, November 5, 1922
Questions for Consideration
Chronology of Important Events for Native Americans in the Progressive Era (1890-1928)
Selected Bibliography
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