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By Cathleen D. Cahill

proven in 1824, the us Indian provider (USIS), referred to now because the Bureau of Indian Affairs, was once the organization answerable for accomplishing U.S. treaty and belief duties to American Indians, however it additionally sought to "civilize" and assimilate them. In Federal Fathers and Mothers, Cathleen Cahill deals the 1st in-depth social background of the organization through the peak of its assimilation efforts within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. Cahill indicates how the USIS pursued a method of intimate colonialism, utilizing staff as surrogate mom and dad and version households that allows you to shift local americans' allegiances from tribal kinship networks to Euro-American familial constructions and, eventually, the U.S. government.

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