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Title The Women's National Indian Association : a history / edited by Valerie Sherer Mathes
Edition First edition
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2015]
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Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Foreword / Margaret Connell Szasz; Introduction: What Is a Woman Worth? / Larry E. Burgess; PART ONE: The Beginning; 1: Mary Bonney, Amelia Quinton, and the Formative Years / Valerie Sherer Mathes; 2: "Shall We Have a Periodical?": The Indian's Friend / Lori Jacobson; PART TWO: The WNIA and Domesticity; 3: "Environed by Civilization": WNIA Home-Building and Loan Department / Lori Jacobson; 4: Promoting Homemaking on the Reservations: WNIA Field Matrons / Lisa E. Emmerich; 5: WNIA Missions in the South / Rose Stremlau
6: Making and Marketing Baskets in California / Cathleen D. CahillPART THREE: WNIA Auxiliaries; 7: The Banner Association: Twenty-Five Years in Massachusetts / Valerie Sherer Mathes; 8: WNIA Chapters in the South / Rose Stremlau; 9: The Redlands Indian Association: The WNIA in Southern California / Valerie Sherer Mathes; PART FOUR: Contextualizing the History of Women's Indian Reform Work; 10: "Noble Women Not a Few": The Lake Mohonk Conferences / Cathleen D. Cahill; 11: The WNIA in the Context of Women's History / Helen M. Bannan; 12: The WNIA and the Erotics of Reform / Lori Jacobson
ConclusionAfterword: Gordon Morris Bakken; Appendix: WNIA Missionary Stations / Valerie Sherer Mathes; Bibliography; Contributors; Index; Back Cover
Summary Mathes's edited volume, the first book to address the history of the WNIA, comprises essays by eight authors on the work of this important reform group
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Women's National Indian Association (U.S.)
Indians of North America -- Cultural assimilation.
Women political activists -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women social reformers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Mathes, Valerie Sherer, 1941- editor
ISBN 0826355633 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0826355641 (electronic bk.)
9780826355638 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780826355645 (electronic bk.)