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The Resource The Caddos, the Wichitas, and the United States, 1846-1901, F. Todd Smith

The Caddos, the Wichitas, and the United States, 1846-1901, F. Todd Smith

Label
The Caddos, the Wichitas, and the United States, 1846-1901
Title
The Caddos, the Wichitas, and the United States, 1846-1901
Statement of responsibility
F. Todd Smith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • F. Todd Smith's new narrative picks up the story of these tribes begun in his volume The Caddo Indians: Tribes at the Convergence of Empires, 1542-1854. Their relations with the United States government, the state of Texas (whose role in Indian policy was distinctive because of its previous status as a sovereign nation), and officials of Indian Territory, as well as their ongoing struggles with other tribes similarly being forced from traditional lands, make compelling reading. Smith documents the process by which the Caddos and Wichitas increasingly lost control of their own fate and came to be governed by the whim of the federal government
  • Smith relates the political history of the two tribes, details life and agricultural work on the reservation, chronicles federal attempts to introduce an education system to the Indians, and traces the effect of hostile tribes and unscrupulous whites on the reservation experiment. Using primary documents, he traces the history of the Wichitas and Caddos through the Civil War, when they were forced to take refuge in Union-controlled Kansas, to the sharing of reservation land with their former enemies, the Kiowas and Comanches. He describes in detail the efforts of the two tribes to adapt to white ways, developing a life within the confines of the reservation experience that borrowed from Euro-American culture while retaining many of their own traditions
  • Throughout the book, Smith convincingly analyzes how the successful adaptation of the tribes to white demands itself undermined their power and future. In the end, Smith shows, the Caddos and Wichitas used the Euro-American legal system to fight the last battle - unsuccessfully - losing the very basis of tribal life, shared land
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.8/00973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.C12
LC item number
S66 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University.
Series volume
no. 64
Label
The Caddos, the Wichitas, and the United States, 1846-1901, F. Todd Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-184) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Reestablishment of the Wichita Agency, 1868-78
  • Ch. 6.
  • Life on the Wichita Reservation, 1879-1901
  • Ch. 7.
  • Dissolution of the Wichita Reservation
  • Ch. 1.
  • Through the Treaty of Council Springs
  • Ch. 2.
  • Searching for a Home, 1846-53
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Brazos Reserve, 1854-59
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Civil War Era, 1859-67
Control code
34984192
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 190 p.
Isbn
9780890967089
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96026186
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased 1998. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The Caddos, the Wichitas, and the United States, 1846-1901, F. Todd Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-184) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Reestablishment of the Wichita Agency, 1868-78
  • Ch. 6.
  • Life on the Wichita Reservation, 1879-1901
  • Ch. 7.
  • Dissolution of the Wichita Reservation
  • Ch. 1.
  • Through the Treaty of Council Springs
  • Ch. 2.
  • Searching for a Home, 1846-53
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Brazos Reserve, 1854-59
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Civil War Era, 1859-67
Control code
34984192
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 190 p.
Isbn
9780890967089
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96026186
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased 1998. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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