Documents in American Civilization The Indian and the White Man

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Publication Year
1964 
Publisher
Doubleday & Company, Inc., United States 
Pages
478 
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From the description of the white man's first contact with the Indian as recorded in the journal of Christopher Columbus down to the "Declaration of Indian Purpose" prepared at the American Indian Conference in Chicago in 1961, this documentary history illustrates the most important aspects of Indian-white relations and develops the larger theme of the Indian as part of the American experience. It is compiled, states the editor, from "a point of view strongly sympathetic to the American Indian."

Also contained in the volume are personal recollections of the Indian as recorded by the early white settlers; the writings of the theologians who justified dispossession of the Indian; the record of the years of conflict and war between the races; and the relations of the U.S. Government with the Indian, from warpath to reservation. A section of literary views on "the noble savage" includes selections by Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, and Faulkner.

Among the many brilliantly selected visual documents are examples of Indian art, ranging from an Iroquois wooden mask to contemporary wood carvings by the Indians of British Columbia. 
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