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Title Gender, race, and power in the Indian Reform Movement : revisiting the history of the WNIA / edited by Valerie Sherer Mathes ; foreword by Albert L. Hurtado
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 270 pages) : illustrations
Contents From Indian Territory to Philadelphia : a critical reexamination of the origins and early history of the Women's National Indian Association, 1877-1881 / John M. Rhea -- Two Marys and a Martha : three Massachusetts women and Indian reform in the 1880s / Curtis M. Hinsley -- A place at the table : the Women's National Indian Assocition in the Indian reform arena / Valerie Sherer Mathes -- Her soul is marching on : Helen Hunt Jackson's followers in the Indian Reform Movement / Phil Brigandi -- In the shadow of Ramona : Frances Campbell Sparhawk and the fiction of reform / David Wallace Adams -- Mary Lucinda Bonney Rambaut : educator and Indian reformer / Valerie Sherer Mathes -- C.E. Kelsey and California's landless Indians / Valerie Sherer Mathes -- "Your Indian Friend" : Indigenous women and strategic alliances with the WNIA / Jane Simonesen -- Conclusion. "Indians can be educated" : the WNIA at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition / Lori Jacobson
Summary "Founded in the late nineteenth century, the Women's National Indian Association was one of several reform associations that worked to implement the government's assimilation policy directed at Native peoples. The women of the WNIA combined political action with efforts to improve health and home life and spread Christianity on often remote reservations. During its more than seventy-year history, the WNIA established over sixty missionary sites in which they provided Native peoples with home-building loans, founded schools, built missionary cottages and chapels, and worked toward the realization of reservation hospitals. Gender, Race, and Power in the Indian Reform Movement reveals the complicated intersections of gender, race, and identity at the heart of Indian reform. This collection of essays offers a new interpretation of the WNIA's founding, argues that the WNIA provided opportunities for indigenous women, creates a new space in the public sphere for white women, and reveals the WNIA's role in broader national debates centered on Indian land rights and the political power of Christian reform"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Contains bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 06, 2020)
Subject Women's National Indian Association (U.S.) -- History
Indian women -- North America.
Indians of North America -- Missions -- History
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Hurtado, Albert L., 1946- writer of foreword.
Mathes, Valerie Sherer, 1941- editor.
LC no. 2020939013
ISBN 0826361838