Native American Studies

American Indians and World War II: toward a new era in by Alison R. Bernstein

By Alison R. Bernstein

The effect of global battle II on Indian affairs was once extra profound and lasting than that of the other occasion or policy--including Roosevelt’s Indian New Deal and efforts to terminate federal accountability for tribes lower than Eisenhower. targeting the interval from 1941 to 1947, Alison R. Bernstein explains why termination and tribal self-determination have been logical result of the Indians’ global conflict II reports in conflict and at the domestic entrance.

Show description

Read or Download American Indians and World War II: toward a new era in Indian affairs PDF

Best native american studies books

Anthropologists and Indians in the New South (Contemporary American Indians)

Selection impressive educational name for 2002An vital number of essays that appears on the altering relationships among anthropologists and Indians on the flip of the millennium. Southern Indians have skilled a lot switch within the final 1/2 the twentieth century. In swift succession considering global warfare II, they've got undergone the trying out box of land claims litigation all started within the Fifties, performed upon or retreated from the civil rights circulate of the Sixties, noticeable the proliferation of "wannabe" Indian teams within the Nineteen Seventies, and created leading edge tribal enterprises—such as high-stakes bingo and playing casinos—in the Eighties.

The Art of Dreaming

The writer of the lessons of Don Juan unearths the religious adventures that may be attained via desires, describing his personal trips into new worlds through the use of historical, robust thoughts. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

Bill Reid and Beyond: Expanding on Modern Native Art

Invoice Reid’s paintings has lengthy been said for its astute and eloquent research of Haida culture, and for the ambiguity of constructing sleek paintings from the outdated Haida tales. It helped to make the so-called renaissance of Northwest Coast local paintings seen to all. invoice Reid and past will pay Reid the praise of increasing on his personal clear-eyed self-scrutiny as he got here to face for local artwork and artists, extra might be than he may have needed.

Additional info for American Indians and World War II: toward a new era in Indian affairs

Sample text

But to do this, according to Collier, they had to behave more like white organizations and relate more to white organizations. As an historian of the New Deal and the west, Richard Lowitt, observed recently, Collier succeeded in "integrating reservation life with life in the state . . " And, he continued, "While many Indian problems remained unresolved . . " 66 By summer 1940 it was clear that the Indian New Deal could not erase longstanding inequities that created and maintained gaps between the Indians' standard of living and that of whites.

4 percent of the total in 1940. 31 In a paper on "The Mixed-Blood Indian," H. L. "32 Shapiro felt the role of the federal government in the future should be to assist biologically assimilated Indians to become sociologically assimilated. Shapiro and others pointed out that there appeared to be a relationship between mixed-blood marriages and the physical location of tribes. Mixed-blood Indians were proportionately more numerous in the eastern, Pacific coast, and midwestern states, where contact with whites dated further back and where Indians live in small aggregations.

The Selective Service Act said nothing about separate Indian units, but regulations did empower the BIA to handle the registration of reservation Indians. The commissioner was given functions "corresponding generally to those of a governor," 4 and Indians on reservations were to be registered under his direction. Reservation superintendents performed duties analogous to county clerks. However, Indians living both on and off reservations in Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas, in addition to a few bands of Indians living in California, reported to county offices to register.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.63 of 5 – based on 36 votes