INDIAN OASIS by Janette as told to Cecil Dryden Woodruff


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Again a regional book, of definite local interest. A picture of Indian reservations, schools, governmental supervision from 1900 to 1929, as seen by a woman who tells her story, after her retirement from government office. She was connected with the Crows in Montana, the Piutes in Nevada, the Pagagos in Arizona -- and this is a record of failures and successes in bringing civilization to them. Lots of stories of individuals among the tribes, and a good picture of tribal life surviving among the elders. Interesting of its kind, not technical in discussion of the Indians as a race, but rather concerned with personalities. Good Americana.

Pub Date: April 25th, 1939
Publisher: Caxton