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The great father : the United States government and the American Indians

Author: Francis Paul Prucha
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Great Father was widely praised and was awarded the Ray Allen Billington Prize by the Organization of American Historians. It is a comprehensive history of the relations between the U.S. government and the Indians. Covering the two centuries from the Revolutionary War to 1980, the book traces the development of American Indian policy and the growth of the bureaucracy created to implement that policy.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Prucha, Francis Paul.
Great father.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1984
(OCoLC)562048273
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Paul Prucha
ISBN: 0803236689 9780803236684 0803287348 9780803287341
OCLC Number: 9918967
Awards: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Western Heritage Award for nonfiction, 1985.
Description: 2 volumes (xxxii, 1302 pages, [52] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. The colonial experience. Formative years. Indian removal. American expansion and the reservation system. The Civil War years. The peace policy --
v. 2. Americanizing the American Indians. The nation's wards. The Indian New Deal. Termination. Indian self-determination.
Responsibility: Francis Paul Prucha.

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