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The Resource Federal Fathers and Mothers: : the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933, (electronic resource)

Federal Fathers and Mothers: : the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933, (electronic resource)

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Federal Fathers and Mothers: : the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933
Title
Federal Fathers and Mothers:
Title remainder
the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933
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Language
eng
Summary
Established in 1824, the United States Indian Service (USIS), now known as the Bureau of Indian Affairs, was the agency responsible for carrying out U.S. treaty and trust obligations to American Indians, but it also sought to "civilize" and assimilate them. In Federal Fathers and Mothers, Cathleen Cahill offers the first in-depth social history of the agency during the height of its assimilation efforts in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Cahill shows how the USIS pursued a strategy of intimate colonialism, using employees as surrogate parents and model families in order to shift Native Americans' allegiances from tribal kinship networks to Euro-American familial structures and, ultimately, the U.S. government
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Midwest
Dewey number
323.1197/073
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies
Target audience
adult
Label
Federal Fathers and Mothers: : the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11720595
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807877739
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720595
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Federal Fathers and Mothers: : the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11720595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807877739
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720595
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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