The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy

Published on September 13, 2013 by Carol

Love this article and want to save it to read again later? Add it to your favourites! To find all your favourite posts, check out My Favourites on the menu bar.


The Vanishing American:
White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy

Book title: The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy

dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry

Author: Brian W. Dippie

Book Description:
Not long after the white man stepped ashore in North America he began killing Indians and pushing those that survived farther and farther west. And what of his conscience? Well, he invented a convenient explanation: Indians are a vanishing race, doomed to extinction anyway.

That belief not only persisted, writes historian Brian Dippie, but it also spread throughout American culture. Soon the “vanishing Indian” appeared in science, literature, art, popular culture, and, most importantly, federal policy.

“The assumption that the Indians are a vanishing race has about it the quality of self-fulfilling prophecy,” Dippie writes. In this classic study, first published in 1982, he traces the origins of this assumption and documents its insidious effects on U.S. policy toward Indians from the beginning of the nation’s history through the Indian New Deal of the 1930s. He describes its role in early attempts at civilization and education, segregation of Indians west of the Mississippi, post-Civil War reform, the Dawes Act and allotment, the gradualism of early twentieth-century policy, the reform movement of the 1920s, John Collier’s Indian Reorganization Act, and into the 1970s.

Source: Amazon

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged
Based on the collective work of NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, © 2014 Native American Encyclopedia.
Cite This Source | Link To The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy
Add these citations to your bibliography. Select the text below and then copy and paste it into your document.

American Psychological Association (APA):

The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Retrieved November 28, 2014, from NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com website: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/the-vanishing-american-white-attitudes-and-indian-policy/

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com. NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/the-vanishing-american-white-attitudes-and-indian-policy/ (accessed: November 28, 2014).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy" NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 28 Nov. 2014. <NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/the-vanishing-american-white-attitudes-and-indian-policy/>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, "The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy" in NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/the-vanishing-american-white-attitudes-and-indian-policy/. Available: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com. Accessed: November 28, 2014.

BibTeX Bibliography Style (BibTeX)

@ article {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com2014,
    title = {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged},
    month = Nov,
    day = 28,
    year = 2014,
    url = {http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/the-vanishing-american-white-attitudes-and-indian-policy/},
}
You might also like:

Tags:  , , , , , ,

The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy

Published on July 6, 2013 by Carol

Love this article and want to save it to read again later? Add it to your favourites! To find all your favourite posts, check out My Favourites on the menu bar.


The Vanishing American: White Attitudes
and U.S. Indian Policy

Book title: The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy

dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry

Author: Brian W. Dippie

Book Description:
Not long after the white man stepped ashore in North America he began killing Indians and pushing those that survived farther and farther west. And what of his conscience? Well, he invented a convenient explanation: Indians are a vanishing race, doomed to extinction anyway.
That belief not only persisted, writes historian Brian Dippie, but it also spread throughout American culture. Soon the “vanishing Indian” appeared in science, literature, art, popular culture, and, most importantly, federal policy.

“The assumption that the Indians are a vanishing race has about it the quality of self-fulfilling prophecy,” Dippie writes. In this classic study, first published in 1982, he traces the origins of this assumption and documents its insidious effects on U.S. policy toward Indians from the beginning of the nation’s history through the Indian New Deal of the 1930s. He describes its role in early attempts at civilization and education, segregation of Indians west of the Mississippi, post-Civil War reform, the Dawes Act and allotment, the gradualism of early twentieth-century policy, the reform movement of the 1920s, John Collier’s Indian Reorganization Act, and into the 1970s.

Source: Native-languages

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged
Based on the collective work of NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, © 2014 Native American Encyclopedia.
Cite This Source | Link To The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy
Add these citations to your bibliography. Select the text below and then copy and paste it into your document.

American Psychological Association (APA):

The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Retrieved November 28, 2014, from NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com website: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/the-vanishing-american-white-attitudes-and-indian-policy/

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com. NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/the-vanishing-american-white-attitudes-and-indian-policy/ (accessed: November 28, 2014).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy" NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 28 Nov. 2014. <NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/the-vanishing-american-white-attitudes-and-indian-policy/>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, "The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy" in NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/the-vanishing-american-white-attitudes-and-indian-policy/. Available: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com. Accessed: November 28, 2014.

BibTeX Bibliography Style (BibTeX)

@ article {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com2014,
    title = {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged},
    month = Nov,
    day = 28,
    year = 2014,
    url = {http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/the-vanishing-american-white-attitudes-and-indian-policy/},
}
You might also like:

Tags:  , , , ,

Facebook Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.