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ISBN-10: 0806137983

ISBN-13: 9780806137988

ISBN-10: 0806182458

ISBN-13: 9780806182452

A survey of 2 centuries of Indian political writingsAmerican Indian literature has deep roots. This selection of political writings covers approximately centuries and represents a historic survey of the advance of Indian nonfiction prose, from the missionary-trained writers of the past due eighteenth century to the participants of the 1st Indian highbrow community within the early 20th century.Included are own letters, sermons, revealed speeches, autobiographical sketches, editorials, pamphlets, and funny items. From early writers resembling Samson Occom to twentieth-century writers reminiscent of Will Rogers and Luther status undergo, those authors have been deeply dedicated to the welfare in their local groups. some of the items have been fairly renowned of their day yet were misplaced to time.Bernd C. Peyer strains the historic improvement of Indian literature from its beginnings in seventeenth-century New England to the emergence of the nationwide Society of yankee Indians. This assortment exhibits that American Indian prose has a protracted and numerous background. whereas no longer to boot often called its opposite numbers in fiction and poetry, local nonfiction writing posed probing questions, expressed political opinions, and faced the demanding situations dealing with Indian-white family members. the various files Peyer has accumulated listed here are another way inaccessible to most of the people, making this anthology a important and certain source for students, scholars, and someone attracted to Indian nonfiction.  

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The Brainerd Journal: A Mission to the Cherokees, 1817–1823 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998); Robert S. Walker, Torchlights to the Cherokees: The Brainerd Mission (New York: Macmillan, 1931). 23. Czarina C. Conlan, “David Folsom,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 4, no. 4 (December 1926): 340–55; Mary A. Higginbotham, “The Creek Path Mission,” Journal of Cherokee Studies 1, no. 2 (Fall 1976): 72–86; Clara Sue Kidwell, 32 INTRODUCTION Choctaws and Missionaries in Mississippi, 1818–1918 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995); W.

52 The Indian Service initially favored day schools and boarding schools on reservations but turned increasingly to off-reservation manual labor boarding schools. The model for manual labor boarding schools in the allotment era was Hampton Normal and Industrial Institute, a special institution for African American freedmen established under the direction of Samuel C. Armstrong in 1868, which then opened its doors to Indian students in 1878. Armstrong, a former abolitionist, thought that education should combine cultural improvement with moral and manual training.

23. Czarina C. Conlan, “David Folsom,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 4, no. 4 (December 1926): 340–55; Mary A. Higginbotham, “The Creek Path Mission,” Journal of Cherokee Studies 1, no. 2 (Fall 1976): 72–86; Clara Sue Kidwell, 32 INTRODUCTION Choctaws and Missionaries in Mississippi, 1818–1918 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995); W. B. Morrison, “The Choctaw Mission of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 4, no. 2 (June 1926): 166–82. 24. , “Model Zions for the American Indian,” American Quarterly 15, no.

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