Native Americans in the Twentieth Century

Author: James S. Olson and Raymond Wilson
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Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1986
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About the Book

Written especially for the general reader and for college students, Native Americans in the Twentieth Century makes available for the first time a concise yet comprehensive survey of Native American history from the 1890s to the present. With clarity and balance the volume conveys the complex web of economic, political, and cultural forces that have characterized relations between Native and non-Native Americans for the past century. For anyone wanting a better understanding of the crucial issues and events that have led to the contemporary "Indian Problem," this is the best place to start.

About the Author

James S. Olson is a member of the history department at San Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, and is the author of numerous books including The Ethnic Dimension in American History and Slave Life in America. Raymond Wilson is a member of the history department at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, and is the author of Ohiyesa: Charles Eastman, Santee Sioux and the co-author of Administrative History, Canyon de Chelly National Monument and of Indian Lives: Essays on Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Native American Leaders.


"A pioneer and much needed general treatment."-Donald L. Parman, Pacific Historical Reivew

"A very fine book, much better and more comprehensive than anything now in print which seeks to cover this subject and period."-Vine Deloria, Jr., author of God Is Red and Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties

"Contains an astonishingly wide range of topics from religion and culture to economics and politics. . . . The authors discuss the continuing problems of resource development, bureaucratic meanderings, education, health, law, and employment in such a fashion that the reader s aware of the seamlessness of Indian/white relations stretching from the colonial period."-Terry P. Wilson, California History

"A conscientious effort to provide a broad overview of a complex subject. . . . Other surveys undoubtedly will build in part from the foundation established here."-Peter Iverson, Western Historical Quarterly