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Native American Healing In The 21st Century

Native American Healing In The 21st Century

A Century of Dishonor

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A Sketch of the United States Government's Dealings with Some of the Indian Tribes
Author:
Helen Hunt Jackson
Foreward by: Valerie Sherer Mathes

First published in 1881 and reprinted in numerous editions since, Helen Hunt Jackson's A Century of Dishonor is a classic account of the US Government's flawed Indian policy and the unfair, cruel treatment afforded North American Indians by expansionist Americans.

Jackson wrote the book as a polemic to "appeal to the hearts and conscience of the American people," who she hoped would demand legislative reform from Congress and redeem the country's name from the stain of a "century of dishonor."

Her efforts, which constitute a landmark in Indian reform, helped begin the long process of public awareness for Indian rights that continues today.

Beginning with a legal brief on the original Indian right of occupancy, A Century of Dishonor continues with Jackson's analysis of how irresponsibility, dishonesty and perfidy on the part of Americans and the US Government devastated the Delware, Cheyenne, Nez, Perc'e, Sioux, Ponca, Winnebago and Cherokee Indians. Such notable events as the flight of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perez and the Cherokee Trail of Tears illustrate Jaskson's arguments.

Product Details
  • Paperback: 534 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1145991262
  • ISBN-13: 978-1145991262
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches
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