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INDIANS AND OTHER AMERICANS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This solid study of the relations between Indians and whites in the centuries since the white man first landed on this continent tells the story of white encroachments on Indian rights and lands from a legal rather than a military point of view. Here, although they played a large part in the story, are few accounts of wars or massacres; instead, this is the far from inspiring tale of the steady acquisition by the whites of Indian property, of the high state of civilization of many tribes before the arrival of the whites, their uprooting by the whites from tribal lands, their impoverishment, their efforts to adapt themselves to white civilization and demands, and their resistance, occasionally successful, to exploitation through appeals to the courts. Awkwardly written and too heavily documented for easy reading, this valuable book will unfortunately held little appeal to those who should read it, Congressmen and legislators; administrators and students of Indian affairs and Indian welfare workers should find it invaluable as a work of reference.

Pub Date: May 13th, 1959
Publisher: Harper