9781469606811-146960681X-Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933 (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies)

Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933 (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies)

ISBN-13: 9781469606811
ISBN-10: 146960681X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Cahill, Cathleen D.
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469606811
ISBN-10: 146960681X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Cahill, Cathleen D.
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Cahill, Cathleen D. wrote Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933 (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies) comprising 384 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 146960681X and 9781469606811. Since then Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933 (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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