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Federal fathers & mothers : a social history of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933

Author: Cathleen D Cahill; William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Series: First peoples (2010)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Established in 1824, the United States Indian Service (USIS), now known as the Bureau of Indian Affairs, was the agency responsible for carrying out U.S. treaty and trust obligations to American Indians, but it also sought to "civilize" and assimilate them. In Federal Fathers and Mothers, Cathleen Cahill offers the first in-depth social history of the agency during the height of its assimilation efforts in the late  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathleen D Cahill; William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies.
ISBN: 9780807834725 0807834726 9781469606811 146960681X
OCLC Number: 668197742
Notes: "Published in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Description: xv, 368 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. From Civil War to civil service --
There is an honest way even of breaking up a treaty : the origins of Indian assimilation policy --
Only the home can found a state : building a better agency --
pt. 2. The women and men of the Indian Service --
Members of an "Amazonian corps" : white women in the Indian Service --
Seeking the incalculable benefit of a faithful, patient man and wife : married employees in the Indian Service --
An Indian teacher among Indians : American Indian labor in the Indian Service --
Sociability in the Indian Service --
The Hoopa Valley Reservation --
pt. 3. The progressive state and the Indian Service --
A nineteenth-century agency in a twentieth-century age --
An old and faithful employee : the Federal Employee Retirement Act and the Indian Service.
Series Title: First peoples (2010)
Other Titles: Federal fathers and mothers
Responsibility: Cathleen D. Cahill.
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