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A Century of Dishonour
A Sketch of the United States Government's Dealings with Some of the North American Tribes


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108072076

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  • Author and activist Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85) is remembered for her work in support of Native American rights. She was also a friend and correspondent of the poet Emily Dickinson, and her own verse was praised by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Her highly popular novel Ramona (1884) addressed discrimination against Native Americans, raising public consciousness as Harriet Beecher Stowe had done for slavery in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). Jackson's novel emerged out of her passionate seeking of justice for her country's indigenous peoples. She describes decades of government-sanctioned mistreatment of Native Americans in this 1881 publication. The work introduces seven major tribes, their claims to ancestral lands, and the history of broken treaties and massacres they had endured. Alongside this, Jackson also presents details of Native American culture, resilience and creativity. This remains a vital and substantial account of minority persecution in North American history.

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    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108072076
    • length: 472 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Author's note
    1. Introductory
    2. The Delawares
    3. The Cheyennes
    4. The Nez Percés
    5. The Sioux
    6. The Poncas
    7. The Winnebagoes
    8. The Cherokees
    9. Massacres of Indians by whites
    10. Conclusion
    Appendices 1-14.

  • Author

    Helen Hunt Jackson

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