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By Helen Hunt Jackson

Sharply serious of the U.S. government's cruelty towards local americans, this huge research describes the maltreatment of Indians way back to the yankee Revolution. targeting the Delaware and the Cheyenne, the textual content is going directly to rfile and deplore the sufferings of the Sioux, Nez Percé, Ponca, Winnebago, and Cherokee — within the strategy revealing a succession of damaged treaties, the government's pressured removing of tribes from selection lands, and different examples of inhuman therapy of the nation's 300,000 Indians. Stirring and eloquently acknowledged, A Century of Dishonor used to be written within the desire of righting the wrongs inflicted upon this nation's first population. inside a 12 months following its ebook (1881), the publication helped create the robust Indian Rights organization. a long time later, writer and critic Allen Nevins defined the quantity as "one of the soundest and such a lot exhaustive works" ever written approximately Indian rights. nonetheless a important reference, this ebook can be welcomed through scholars, historians, and others drawn to the plight of local Americans.

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