The materials on this page are intended for use by students enrolled in ANTH 329 North American Indians. This page and its references are periodically up-dated.
Oswalt and Neely 1999:31-68 and 501-508
Gill 1982: 140-179
Ishi: The Last of the Yahi, University of California.
Among the topics and issues considered in this section will be the early contact history with Europeans, the influence of disease on the indigenous population, the United States policy toward the Indian (including treaties, the Dawes Act, and the Indian Reorganization Act), Pan-Indianism, political activism, and self-determination. In the preceding lessons, the specific impact of European and American contact history on individual tribes will be considered.
For a summary of some of the legal principles underlying the US Government's relation to the Tribes, go to: Sovereign Status.
For a short synopsis of the "s" word, go to: "squaw."
For the full text of the Dawes Act
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