Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: University of Nebraska Press
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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...
Chapter 1. The American Problem
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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...
Chapter 2. The Kiowa Scheme of Life
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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...
Chapter 3. Values of the State and U.S. Indian Policy
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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...
Chapter 4. Young Kiowa Men, Kiowa Social Values, and the Politics of Rations
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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...
Chapter 5. Fictions of the Nineteenth-Century American Assimilation Policy
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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...
Chapter 6. Households of Humanity
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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...
Chapter 7. Conclusion
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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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Appendix B: Government Document Sources of Population Figures
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Page Count: 330
Illustrations: 6 images, 1 figure, 3 tables
Publication Year: 2008