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Bureau of Indian Affairs

Bureau of Indian Affairs Author Donald Lee Fixico
ISBN-10 9780313391798
Release 2012-01
Pages 229
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From 19th-century trade agreements and treatments to 21st-century reparations, this volume tells the story of the federal agency that shapes and enforces U.S. policy toward Native Americans. * 20 original documents, including the Delaware Treaty of 1778, the Indian Removal Act (1830), and the act of 1871 that halted Indian treaty making * Biographies of key figures, including longtime bureau commissioners John Collier and Dillon Myer

The New Era of the 1920s Key Themes and Documents

The New Era of the 1920s  Key Themes and Documents Author James S. Olson
ISBN-10 9781440860256
Release 2017-10-12
Pages 333
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This invaluable resource covers all aspects of 1920s political, artistic, popular, and economic culture in America, supporting the AP U.S. history curriculum through topical and biographical entries, primary documents, sample documents-based essay questions, and period-specific learning objectives. • Helps students prepare for the AP U.S. history exam with resources such as a sample documents-based essay question and tips and best practices for answering documents-based essay questions • Provides rigorous thematic tagging of encyclopedic entries, period chronology, and primary documents for ease of reference • Presents information and concepts specifically aligned to the latest AP U.S. History Curriculum Framework learning objectives • Includes an overview that presents the historical themes of the period as well as a range of primary documents with introductory information

Native North Americans in Literature for Youth

Native North Americans in Literature for Youth Author Alice Crosetto
ISBN-10 9780810891906
Release 2013-09-12
Pages 286
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This reference volume lists hundreds of resources—books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will assist K-12 students and educators to learn about North American Natives. These appropriate and quality resources are subdivided into chapters covering geographic regions, history, religions, social life, customs and traditions, Nations, oral tradition, biographies, and fiction.

Imperialism and Expansionism in American History A Social Political and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes

Imperialism and Expansionism in American History  A Social  Political  and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection  4 volumes Author Chris J. Magoc
ISBN-10 9781610694308
Release 2015-12-14
Pages 1542
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This four-volume encyclopedia chronicles the historical roots of the United States' current military dominance, documenting its growth from continental expansionism to hemispheric hegemony to global empire. • Overviews the history of American imperialism through chronologically arranged entries that are multidisciplinary, incisively written, and informed by the latest scholarship • Covers issues ranging from the fur trade of the frontier era to today's complex engagement in the Middle East and Africa • Shares key insights on the intersection of popular culture with the projection of U.S. military power • Includes background material and an extensive selection of primary documents that will help students practice critical reading, thinking, and writing skills • Features numerous photos, illustrations, and sidebars that enliven the text and engage students in participatory learning

Native American Boarding Schools

Native American Boarding Schools Author Mary A. Stout
ISBN-10 9780313386770
Release 2012-04-23
Pages 214
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A broadly based historical survey, this book examines Native American boarding schools in the United States from Puritan times to the present day. • Draws upon actual student letters and documents relating to boarding school experiences • Presents biographical profiles of such key figures as Col. Richard Pratt, founder of Carlisle Indian School; and Jim Thorpe, American athlete and Carlisle graduate • Provides a chronology of Native American boarding schools in the United States from the 1600s to the present • Supplies an annotated bibliography of key research resources on Native American boarding schools • Includes a glossary defining hundreds of terms relating to Indian culture and history

Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears Author Julia Coates
ISBN-10 9780313384493
Release 2014-01-22
Pages 235
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This book covers a critical event in U.S. history: the period of Indian removal and resistance from 1817 to 1839, documenting the Cherokee experience as well as Jacksonian policy and Native-U.S. relations. • Written by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, the volume provides current, informed perspectives on the Cherokee experience • Provides biographical sketches that introduce the reader to the key players on all sides of the event • Explains how intensified contact with Europeans through trading relationships and developing technological dependency changed Cherokee society and created a new "global economy" • Supplies primary document excerpts that offer additional insight and perspective on historical events, incorporating legislation, petitions, newspaper articles, court decisions, letters, and treaties • Examines a key curricular topic for high school and undergraduate student researchers—Indian removal and resistance in the 1800s • Includes portraits of important figures, such as Major Ridge, John Ridge, and John Ross as well as maps of Cherokee territory in the southeast and routes of the Trail of Tears

Sequoyah and the Invention of the Cherokee Alphabet

Sequoyah and the Invention of the Cherokee Alphabet Author April R. Summitt
ISBN-10 9780313391781
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 164
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Through a unique combination of narrative history and primary documents, this book provides an engrossing biography of Sequoyah, the creator of the Cherokee writing system, and clearly documents the importance of written language in the preservation of culture. • A page from the Cherokee Phoenix showing the use of written Cherokee language in Sequoyah's syllabary • A Cherokee syllabary chart • A bibliography of sources that describes the focus of each entry and identifies its benefit and intended audience • Photographs of road signs in Cherokee, NC written in English and in the Cherokee syllabary

Wounded Knee Massacre

Wounded Knee Massacre Author Marty Gitlin
ISBN-10 1598844091
Release 2011
Pages 185
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This engaging and informative book chronicles the events leading up to and including the Wounded Knee massacre of 1890. * A timeline of precursory events, including the Bighorn Battle and the misinterpretation of the Sioux Ghost Dance, enables students to see how the events unfolded * Concise biographies of key figures introducing the players involved and their part in the event * A bibliography of both print and nonprint sources guides readers in conducting further research * A glossary containing a comprehensive listing of Sioux terms and expressions

Indian Blues

Indian Blues Author John W. Troutman
ISBN-10 9780806150024
Release 2013-06-14
Pages 344
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From the late nineteenth century through the 1920s, the U.S. government sought to control practices of music on reservations and in Indian boarding schools. At the same time, Native singers, dancers, and musicians created new opportunities through musical performance to resist and manipulate those same policy initiatives. Why did the practice of music generate fear among government officials and opportunity for Native peoples? In this innovative study, John W. Troutman explores the politics of music at the turn of the twentieth century in three spheres: reservations, off-reservation boarding schools, and public venues such as concert halls and Chautauqua circuits. On their reservations, the Lakotas manipulated concepts of U.S. citizenship and patriotism to reinvigorate and adapt social dances, even while the federal government stepped up efforts to suppress them. At Carlisle Indian School, teachers and bandmasters taught music in hopes of imposing their “civilization” agenda, but students made their own meaning of their music. Finally, many former students, armed with saxophones, violins, or operatic vocal training, formed their own “all-Indian” and tribal bands and quartets and traversed the country, engaging the market economy and federal Indian policy initiatives on their own terms. While recent scholarship has offered new insights into the experiences of “show Indians” and evolving powwow traditions, Indian Blues is the first book to explore the polyphony of Native musical practices and their relationship to federal Indian policy in this important period of American Indian history.

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars Club

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars  Club Author Christopher B. Teuton
ISBN-10 9780807835845
Release 2012
Pages 252
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Presents a collection of traditional Cherokee tales, teachings, and folklore, with four works presented in both English and Cherokee.

Bannerman Castle

Bannerman Castle Author Thom Johnson
ISBN-10 0738546089
Release 2006
Pages 127
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For generations, boaters and train passengers have been mystified and intrigued by the sight of a castlelike structure looming in the Hudson River, near Fishkill. Bannerman Castle unveils the history of this site: an island arsenal, built to resemble a Scottish castle. The story begins in 1900, when Francis Bannerman VI purchased the island--officially Pollepel but later called Bannerman's Island--for storing used military goods purchased from the government. A native of Scotland, Bannerman designed his arsenal to resemble a Scottish castle.

A Different Mirror

A Different Mirror Author Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki
ISBN-10 9781456611064
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 529
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Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences of racism. The narrative is laced with short quotations, cameos of personal experiences, and excerpts from folk music and literature. Well-known occurrences, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Trail of Tears, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Japanese internment are included. Students may be surprised by some of the revelations, but will recognize a constant thread of rampant racism. The author concludes with a summary of today's changing economic climate and offers Rodney King's challenge to all of us to try to get along. Readers will find this overview to be an accessible, cogent jumping-off place for American history and political science plus a guide to the myriad other sources identified in the notes.

The Vertical Mosaic

The Vertical Mosaic Author John Porter
ISBN-10 9781442624306
Release 2015-05-07
Pages 688
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John Porter’s landmark study of social and ethnic inequality, The Vertical Mosaic, became an instant classic when it was first published in 1965. A national best seller that sold more than 100,000 copies, the book was the first major study of Canada’s class structure and one of the foundational texts in Canadian sociology. Sociologist Irving Louis Horowitz described it as “the sociological study of present-day Canada.” Fifty years later, the book retains vast significance both for its powerful critique of social exclusivity in a country that prides itself on equality and diversity and for its influence on generations of sociological researchers. The 50th Anniversary Edition features new material which contextualizes the legacy of this important book: a foreword by Porter’s colleague, Wallace Clement, and his biographer, Rick Helmes-Hayes, and a new introductory essay by historian Jack Jedwab and sociologist Vic Satzewich.

America and Its Peoples

America and Its Peoples Author Randy Roberts
ISBN-10 0321162145
Release 2003-08-01
Pages 912
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Now in its Fifth Edition, America and Its Peoples presents American history filled with the drama and conflict that holds the attention of all students. Social history-with an emphasis on sports, leisure, and popular culture-is effectively integrated with more traditional coverage of military history, politics, and diplomacy. This edition highlights the rich ethnic diversity of the American people with vivid character sketches, colorful anecdotes, primary sources, new pedagogy, and a spirited narrative.

Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow Laws Author Leslie Vincent Tischauser
ISBN-10 9780313386084
Release 2012
Pages 215
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Presents the history of the South divided under a series of discriminatory Jim Crow laws passed from 1877 to 1965, addressing the origins of legal inequality, the white justification for segregation, and the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

Contemporary Supreme Court Cases Landmark Decisions since Roe v Wade 2nd Edition 2 volumes

Contemporary Supreme Court Cases  Landmark Decisions since Roe v  Wade  2nd Edition  2 volumes Author Donald E. Lively
ISBN-10 9781440837135
Release 2016-02-22
Pages 746
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With its blend of accessible writing and actual excerpts from Court opinions, this book serves to explain the legal and cultural underpinnings of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the past 35 years—and to illuminate how these decisions have shaped the trajectory and character of modern American society. • Provides comprehensive, objective, and accessible coverage of major Supreme Court decisions since the early 1970s • Presents easy-to-understand breakdowns of competing perspectives on contemporary constitutional issues that illuminate divisions within the Court • Places modern case law into historical perspective for readers of all levels of expertise • Enables readers to appreciate that interpreting the U.S. Constitution is not simple, contrary to some political rhetoric regarding the document

The Natural History of the Soul in Ancient Mexico

The Natural History of the Soul in Ancient Mexico Author Jill Leslie McKeever Furst
ISBN-10 0300072600
Release 1997-09-01
Pages 230
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A richly illustrated look at basic Precolumbian beliefs among ancient Mesoamerican peoples about life and death, body and soul. Drawing on linguistic, ethnographic, and iconographic sources, art historian Jill McKeever Furst argues that the Mexica turned not to mental or linguistic constructions for verifying ideas about the soul, but to what they experienced through the senses. 32 illustrations.