Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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p. vii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xvi

On an unpaginated sheet in an undated notebook, Caroline Dormon wrote, “Must meet Mrs. Sidney Bradford, Avery Island.”1 There is no evidence that Dormon ever met Bradford, although the long lives of these two Louisiana women overlapped by nearly sixty years. Mary McIlhenny Bradford belonged to...

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CHAPTER ONE: “Entirely a Philanthropic Work”: Mary McIlhenny Bradford, Benevolent Merchant

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pp. 1-26

Mary McIlhenny Bradford had recently returned to her home on Avery Island from her very first visit with Chitimacha Indian families in Charenton, Louisiana. “I saw and learned a great deal,” she wrote to Christine Paul, “and one thing I learned was what a great deal of trouble it is to make one of these double...

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CHAPTER TWO: “We Have No Justice Here”: Christine Navarro Paul, Chitimacha Basketmaker

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pp. 27-51

Reporting to Mary Bradford some current news from her community, Christine Paul mentioned a box of baskets recently shipped to Avery Island as well as another round of sickness afflicting her family. The bulk of this March 1905 letter, however, was devoted to the latest legal judgment against the Chitimacha...

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CHAPTER THREE: “Language of the Wild Things”: Caroline Coroneos Dormon, New Deal Naturalist

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pp. 52-76

“Since I have been old enough to learn the facts concerning them,” Caroline Dormon wrote in 1945, “the Indians have constituted a heavy burden on my heart. The tragic thing is that so very few persons know the truth.” Given “the vast ignorance concerning these people,” she was “sure that the enemies of the Indian—the people who want his land—have deliberately...

APPENDIX: “What a Chitimacha Indian Woman Did for Her People,”

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pp. 77-80

Notes

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pp. 81-104

Index

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pp. 105-110

Other Works in the Series

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pp. 111-111

Image Plates

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pp. 112-117