Indians and the American West in the Twentieth Century

Indians and the American West in the Twentieth Century

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Parman brings fresh life to some well-worked topics, while illuminating lesser-known developments of the postwar period and contextualizing Indian concerns within broader governmental and social dynamics. Both specialists and general readers will appreciate his succinct, informed treatment of `the Indian problem' in the United States." -Gateway HeritageParman's accomplishment lies in his ability to synthesize the saga of the numerous interactions among those seeking dominance.... Parman's balanced and comprehensive overview provides a handy guide to the subject for upper-division undergraduate and graduate collections." -ChoiceIndians and the American West in the Twentieth Century is an important contribution to understanding the development of the West and provides a clear and impressive analysis of evolving government policy and programs that impacted directly on the resident Indian people." -American Indian Culture and Research JournalThis is an impressive effort that provides the reader with a balanced view of a subject that tends to become polemic." -Books of the SouthwestThe well-written and analytical narrative is backed with thirty-nine pages of notes and bibliography, which provide an enormous complement and establish a firm foundation of scholarship." -Nebraska HistoryThis book is an important contribution that manages to give the reader a bird's-eye view of the regularities of twentieth-century Indian history, while at the same time conveying the local twists, complexities, and ironies of that history and of any generalizations we would make about it.... should be read by all scholars in Native American studies and American minority history." -Journal of American HistoryParman's thoughtful book will be of interest to students, scholars, and anyone remotely interested in Indian-white relations during the twentieth century." -Pacific Historical ReviewAn appraisal that is both clear and balanced." -Margaretshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 157 x 234.7 x 18.5mm | 482.72g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253208920
  • 9780253208927

About Donald L. Parman

DONALD L. PARMAN is Professor of History at Purdue University and author of The Navajos and the New Deal.show more

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This book follows the Indians' continuing struggle to hold on to their land, their resources, and their identity. Focusing on the American West, Parman presents twentieth-century Indian History in the context of regional development.show more

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