Exiles and Pioneers

Exiles and Pioneers

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Exiles and Pioneers focuses on the experiences of Shawnee, Delaware, Wyandot, and Potawatomi Indians from the late 1700s to the 1860s. The book uses this multi-tribal perspective to argue that these Indian communities both benefited and suffered from the ineffective policies of the federal government during this period of relentless western expansion.Take, for example, a letter written in April 1850 by six Shawnee men. Charles ... Their seven- page missive detailed a number of complaints against the Methodists living and working on their reserve. Among other misdeeds, the missionaries had bribed and corrupted members of the Shawnee Council and neglected the children who attended their manual labor school. ... They then proceeded to harass.

Title:Exiles and Pioneers
Author: John P. Bowes
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-10-29

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