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The Resource Federal fathers & mothers : a social history of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933, Cathleen D. Cahill

Federal fathers & mothers : a social history of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933, Cathleen D. Cahill

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Federal fathers & mothers : a social history of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933
Title
Federal fathers & mothers
Title remainder
a social history of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933
Statement of responsibility
Cathleen D. Cahill
Title variation
Federal fathers and mothers
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Subject
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. --from publisher description
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Cahill, Cathleen D
Dewey number
323.1197/073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E93
LC item number
.C27 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Series statement
First peoples : new directions in indigenous studies
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Civil service
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
Label
Federal fathers & mothers : a social history of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933, Cathleen D. Cahill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. From Civil War to civil service -- There is an honest way even of breaking up a treaty : the origins of Indian assimilation policy -- Only the home can found a state : building a better agency -- pt. 2. The women and men of the Indian Service -- Members of an "Amazonian corps" : white women in the Indian Service -- Seeking the incalculable benefit of a faithful, patient man and wife : married employees in the Indian Service -- An Indian teacher among Indians : American Indian labor in the Indian Service -- Sociability in the Indian Service -- The Hoopa Valley Reservation -- pt. 3. The progressive state and the Indian Service -- A nineteenth-century agency in a twentieth-century age -- An old and faithful employee : the Federal Employee Retirement Act and the Indian Service
Control code
668197742
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 368 pages
Isbn
9780807834725
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010050773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)668197742
Label
Federal fathers & mothers : a social history of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933, Cathleen D. Cahill
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. From Civil War to civil service -- There is an honest way even of breaking up a treaty : the origins of Indian assimilation policy -- Only the home can found a state : building a better agency -- pt. 2. The women and men of the Indian Service -- Members of an "Amazonian corps" : white women in the Indian Service -- Seeking the incalculable benefit of a faithful, patient man and wife : married employees in the Indian Service -- An Indian teacher among Indians : American Indian labor in the Indian Service -- Sociability in the Indian Service -- The Hoopa Valley Reservation -- pt. 3. The progressive state and the Indian Service -- A nineteenth-century agency in a twentieth-century age -- An old and faithful employee : the Federal Employee Retirement Act and the Indian Service
Control code
668197742
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 368 pages
Isbn
9780807834725
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010050773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)668197742

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