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Author Rand, Jacki Thompson
Title Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2008
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. The American Problem -- Chapter 2. The Kiowa Scheme of Life -- Chapter 3. Values of the State and U.S. Indian Policy -- Chapter 4. Young Kiowa Men, Kiowa Social Values, and the Politics of Rations -- Chapter 5. Fictions of the Nineteenth-Century American Assimilation Policy -- Chapter 6. Households of Humanity -- Chapter 7. Conclusion -- Appendix A: U.S. Indian Appropriations and Disbursements, 1860-1910 -- Appendix B: Government Document Sources of Population Figures -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State illuminates the ways in which Kiowas on the southern plains dealt with the U.S. government's efforts to control them after they were forced onto a reservation by an 1867 treaty. The overarching effects of colonial domination resembled those suffered by other Native groups at the time-a considerable loss of land and population decline, as well as a continual erosion of the Kiowas' political, cultural, economic, and religious sovereignty and traditions. Although readily acknowledging these far-reaching consequences, Jacki Thompson Rand sees the root impact of colonialism and the concomitant Kiowa responses as centered less on policy disputes than on the disruptions to their daily life and to their humanity. Colonialism attacked the Kiowas on the most human, everyday level-through starvation, outbreaks of smallpox, emotional disorientation, and continual difficulties in securing clothing and shelter, and the Kiowas' responses and  counterassertions of sovereignty thus tended to focus on efforts to feed their people, sustain the physical community, and preserve psychic equilibrium
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Rand, Jacki Thompson Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press,c2008 9780803239661
Subject Kiowa philosophy.;Kiowa Indians -- History.;Kiowa Indians -- Government relations.;United States -- Social policy.;United States -- Race relations.;United States -- Politics and government
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