A century of dishonor: a sketch of the United States government's dealings with some of the Indian tribes

A century of dishonor: a sketch of the United States government's dealings with some of the Indian tribes

by Helen Hunt Jackson
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Overview

Beginning with a legal brief on the original Indian right of occupancy, A Century of Dishonor continues with Jackson's analysis of how irresponsibility, dishonesty, and perfidy on the part of Americans and the U.S. government devastated the Delaware, Cheyenne, Nez Perce, Sioux, Ponca, Winnebago, and Cherokee Indians. Jackson describes the government's treatment of the Indians as "a shameful record of broken treaties and unfulfilled promises" exacerbated by "a sickening record of murder, outrage, robbery, and wrongs" committed by frontier settlers, with only an occasional Indian retaliation. Such notable events as the flight of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perces and the Cherokee Trail of Tears illustrate Jackson's arguments.

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ISBN-13: 9781532910791
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/24/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.99(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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