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Indians and the American West in the Twentieth Century : American West in the Twentieth Century - Donald L. Parman

Indians and the American West in the Twentieth Century

American West in the Twentieth Century

Paperback Published: 22nd October 1994
ISBN: 9780253208927
Number Of Pages: 256

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"Parman brings fresh life to some well-worked topics, while illuminating lesser-known developments of the postwar period and contextualizing Indian concerns within broader governmental and social dynamics. Both specialists and general readers will appreciate his succinct, informed treatment of 'the Indian problem' in the United States." -- Gateway Heritage

"Parman's accomplishment lies in his ability to synthesize the saga of the numerous interactions among those seeking dominance.... Parman's balanced and comprehensive overview provides a handy guide to the subject for upper-division undergraduate and graduate collections." -- Choice

"Indians and the American West in the Twentieth Century is an important contribution to understanding the development of the West and provides a clear and impressive analysis of evolving government policy and programs that impacted directly on the resident Indian people." -- American Indian Culture and Research Journal

"This is an impressive effort that provides the reader with a balanced view of a subject that tends to become polemic." -- Books of the Southwest

"The well-written and analytical narrative is backed with thirty-nine pages of notes and bibliography, which provide an enormous complement and establish a firm foundation of scholarship." -- Nebraska History

"This book is an important contribution that manages to give the reader a bird's-eye view of the regularities of twentieth-century Indian history, while at the same time conveying the local twists, complexities, and ironies of that history and of any generalizations we would make about it.... should be read by all scholars in Native American studies and American minority history." -- Journal of American History

"Parman's thoughtful book will be of interest to students, scholars, and anyone remotely interested in Indian-white relations during the twentieth century." -- Pacific Historical Review

"An appraisal that is both clear and balanced." -- Margaret Connell Szasz, The University of New Mexico

"Parman delivers on his promise to present a 'balanced' and 'objective' summary, and his synthesis is clearly written and enjoyable to read. The book holds important lessons for westerners and midwesterners." -- The Annals of Iowa

"Parman has written a concise overview that synthesizes the development of the twentieth-century West and how that development impacted Indian nations." -- North Dakota History

A balanced and accessible overview of the last hundred years of Indian history in the American West. This even-handed and insightful account includes an assessment of the status of Native Americans in the West as the century comes to a close.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
The Heritage of Severaltyp. 1
The Progressive Era, 1900-17p. 11
Dissolving the Five Civilized Tribesp. 52
The War to Assimilate All Indiansp. 59
From War to Depression, 1919-29p. 71
Depression and the New Dealp. 89
World War II the Exodusp. 107
The Postwar Era, 1945-61p. 123
Self-Determination and Red Power: 1960s and 1970sp. 148
The New Indian Wars: Energy, Water, and Autonomyp. 169
Conclusionsp. 182
Notesp. 185
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780253208927
ISBN-10: 0253208920
Series: American West in the Twentieth Century
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22nd October 1994
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.7  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.44