Defining Documents in American History: Native Americans (1451-2017), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 168217588X
  • ISBN-13: 9781682175880
  • DDC: 970.00497
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This title covers important historical documents from influential figures in Native American history. Readers will find in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents, including speeches, letters, legislation, court cases, and other sources about Native Americans.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Defining Documents in American History.
Early Encounters and Conflicts.
1: Iroquois Thanksgiving Address.
2: Christopher Columbus: Letter to Raphael Sanxis on the Discovery of America.
3: John Smith: The Generall Historie of Virginia.
4: Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.
5: Appeal to Choctaws and Chickasaws.
6: Memorial to Congress.
7: Cherokee Nation v. Georgia.
8: Worcester v. Georgia.
Western Wars and Aftermaths.
9: Battle of Sand Creek: Editorials and Congressional Testimony.
10: Treaty of Fort Laramie.
11: Status Report on the Condition of the Navajos.
12: Accounts of the Battle of Little Bighorn.
13: Address of the Lake Mohonk Conference on Indian Affairs.
14: Dawes Severalty Act.
15: Trouble on the Paiute Reservation.
16: Wounded Knee Massacre: Statements and Eyewitness Accounts.
New Lives and Circumstances.
17: Charles Eastman: Indian Boyhood.
18: The Surrender of Geronimo.
19: The Ghost Dance Religion – Wovoka's “Messiah Letter” and Z.A. Parker's “The Ghost Dance Among the Lakota”.
20: Edward S. Curtis: Introduction to The North American Indian.
21: A New Deal for American Indians.
22: Letter Recommending Navajo Enlistment.
23: Indian Civil Rights Act.
24: Indians of All Tribes Occupation of Alcatraz: Proclamation.
25: “Trail of Broken Treaties” Twenty-Point Position Paper.
26: American Indian Movement—National Operational Goal.
27: President Gerald Ford's Statement on Signing the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.
28: American Indian Religious Freedom Act.
Later Developments.
29: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
30: Summary of Letter Requesting Further Review of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and Memorandum Opinion re. Vacatur.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.