"Farewell, My Nation" : American Indians and the United States in the Nineteenth Century

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The fully updated third edition of Farewell, My Nation considers the complex and often tragic relationships between American Indians, white Americans, and the U.S. government during the nineteenth century, as the government tried to find ways to deal with social and political questions about how to treat America s indigenous population. * Updated to include new scholarship that has appeared since the publication of the second edition as well as additional primary source material * Examines the cultural and material impact of Western expansion on the indigenous peoples of the United States, guiding the reader through the significant changes in Indian-U.S. policy over the course of the nineteenth century * Outlines the efficacy and outcomes of the three principal policies toward American Indians undertaken in varying degrees by the U.S. government Separation, Concentration, and Americanization and interrogates their repercussions * Provides detailed descriptions, chronology and analysis of the Plains Wars supported by supplementary maps and illustrations ...

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    Author: By (author)  Philip Weeks
    Format: Paperback
    More Product Information 1: Back cover copy
    "Farewell, My Nation" is an insightful and accessible consideration of the complex and often tragic relationships between American Indians, white Americans, and the U.S. government throughout the nineteenth century, as the government struggled with social and political questions about how to treat America's indigenous population.The third edition of this widely used text has been entirely rewritten in light of new scholarship and in order to incorporate additional primary source materials. Philip Weeks artfully guides readers through the significant changes in Indian-U.S. relations during this pivotal time, outlining the three principal policies undertaken in varying degrees by the U.S. government - Separation, Concentration, and Americanization - and interrogatin......

    More Product Information 2: Table of contents
    Preface ix Acknowledgments xi 1 The Indian Question 1 In Need of a Solution 1 Breaching the Ohio Country Barrier 7 The Shooting Star and the Prophet 18 2 The Initial Solution 35 The Relocation Debate 35 Tribal Strategies in the South 40 The Cherokee Georgia Conundrum 46 Removing the Southern Tribes 52 The Indian Territory and Its People 65 Undermining Forces 74 Dashed Hopes 81 3 The Travails of Mid Century 89 Western Troubles and the New Solution 89 Making Way for the Railroads 98 The Texas Challenge 102 Whether or Not to Be a Confederate 108 Civil War in the Indian Territory 117 Unrest in Minnesota 127 Colorado and Sand Creek 137 4 The Plains Wars, Phase I: Realizing Concentration 151 Those Who Resisted: An Inescapable Fate? 153 India......

    More Product Information 3: About Philip Weeks
    Philip Weeks, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of History at Kent State University, where, as a distinguished teaching award recipient, he taught American Indian studies, U.S., Ohio, and modern world history for many years. He is the editor or author of several books, including They Made Us Many Promises : The American Indian Experience 1524 to the Present (Wiley, 2001) and Buckeye Presidents: Ohioans in the White House (2003). ...