The Resource A century of dishonor : a sketch of the United States government's dealings with some of the Indian tribes, by Helen Hunt Jackson (H.H.) ; foreword by Valerie Sherer Mathes

A century of dishonor : a sketch of the United States government's dealings with some of the Indian tribes, by Helen Hunt Jackson (H.H.) ; foreword by Valerie Sherer Mathes

Label
A century of dishonor : a sketch of the United States government's dealings with some of the Indian tribes
Title
A century of dishonor
Title remainder
a sketch of the United States government's dealings with some of the Indian tribes
Statement of responsibility
by Helen Hunt Jackson (H.H.) ; foreword by Valerie Sherer Mathes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"First published in 1881 and reprinted in numerous editions since, Helen Hunt Jackson's A Century of Dishonor is a classic account of the U.S. government's flawed Indian policy and the unfair and cruel treatment afforded North American Indians by expansionist Americans. Jackson wrote the book as a polemic to "appeal to the hearts and conscience of the American people," who she hoped would demand legislative reform from Congress and redeem the country's name from the stain of a "century of dishonor." Her efforts, which constitute a landmark in Indian reform, helped begin the long process of public awareness for Indian rights that continues to the present day."--BOOK JACKET. "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 Perce's and the Cherokee Trail of Tears illustrate Jackson's arguments."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1830-1885
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Helen Hunt
Dewey number
973/.0497
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E93
LC item number
.J13 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A century of dishonor : a sketch of the United States government's dealings with some of the Indian tribes, by Helen Hunt Jackson (H.H.) ; foreword by Valerie Sherer Mathes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper & Brothers, 1885
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
University of Oklahoma Press ed.
Extent
xxiv, 528 pages
Isbn
9780806127262
Lccn
94024389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31243498
  • 2049634
  • (OCoLC)ocm31243498
  • (Pol)2049634
Label
A century of dishonor : a sketch of the United States government's dealings with some of the Indian tribes, by Helen Hunt Jackson (H.H.) ; foreword by Valerie Sherer Mathes
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper & Brothers, 1885
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
University of Oklahoma Press ed.
Extent
xxiv, 528 pages
Isbn
9780806127262
Lccn
94024389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31243498
  • 2049634
  • (OCoLC)ocm31243498
  • (Pol)2049634

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