Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. v

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-ix

Having completed the manuscript, I can look back and see the debt I have racked up over the years. This debt, unlike the national debt, second mortgages, and credit card debt, is the good kind, a consequence...

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Chapter 1. The American Problem

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pp. 1-10

While working on this project I read Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz.1 Levi was an Italian Jew caught in the Nazi net near the end of World War II. He spent ten months at Auschwitz...

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Chapter 2. The Kiowa Scheme of Life

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pp. 11-32

Before their lives were irreversibly disrupted and transformed by the invasion of the United States and its forces, the Kiowa people enjoyed considerable freedom of movement, an independent means...

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Chapter 3. Values of the State and U.S. Indian Policy

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pp. 33-57

On October 21, 1867, the United States and Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache tribes entered into a treaty that called for peace and established a reservation carved out of lands in southern Indian...

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Chapter 4. Young Kiowa Men, Kiowa Social Values, and the Politics of Rations

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pp. 58-92

Throughout the 1850s and well into the 1860s two developments significantly advanced the United States' plan to overcome the Kiowas. First, federal Indian policies became increasingly militarized...

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Chapter 5. Fictions of the Nineteenth-Century American Assimilation Policy

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pp. 93-125

By 1875 enormous change had rocked the worlds of American Indians and Americans though in different ways. Great Plains tribes had experienced the destructive forces of American hegemony...

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Chapter 6. Households of Humanity

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pp. 126-150

The forces of capitalism that accompanied the American invasion were inextricably linked to federal Indian policies, which were complementary formulations that cleared Indians from the path to...

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Chapter 7. Conclusion

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pp. 151-156

No less a figure than Walt Whitman created the most seductively eloquent language of inevitability and regret with which to surround the price of American progress:...

Appendix A: U.S. Indian Appropriations and Disbursements, 1860-1910

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pp. 157-159

Appendix B: Government Document Sources of Population Figures

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p. 160

Notes

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pp. 161-176

Bibliography

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pp. 177-189

Index

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pp. 191-198