Encyclopedia of the American Indian in the Twentieth Century

December 20, 2015|
Encyclopedia of the American Indian in the Twentieth Century by Alexander Ewen
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At the dawn of the twentieth century the universal consensus was that the American Indian was about to "vanish." More than two centuries of devastating wars, forced migrations, confinement, starvation, and disease had cost untold Indian lives, and the Native population was at a historic low. Pressure for land and resources was intense. Advocates and reformers urged the government to "assimilate" Indians by breaking up their remaining land base and stamping out tribal cultures.

Yet American Indians did not disappear. Rather, they have adapted and thrived, maintaining much of their cultures, languages, and identities. The Encyclopedia of the American Indian in the Twentieth Century provides a comprehensive overview of this dramatic process through profiles of key individuals, organizations, government policies, and events that have defined Native history since 1900. Providing one-stop alphabetical access to information not readily available in other sources, with extensive cross-references and suggestions for further reading, this authoritative reference work offers the clearest and most unified picture of the American Indian in the twentieth century.

Alexander Ewen, a member of the Purépecha Nation, is the director of the Solidarity Foundation, a research organization that works on behalf of indigenous peoples. An award-winning journalist and a founding member of the Native American Journalists Association, he is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and papers about Native is...
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Title:Encyclopedia of the American Indian in the Twentieth CenturyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:552 pages, 10.65 X 8.8 X 1.3 inShipping dimensions:552 pages, 10.65 X 8.8 X 1.3 inPublished:December 20, 2015Publisher:University of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826355951

ISBN - 13:9780826355959

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