Battle for the BIA: G.E.E. Lindquist and the Missionary Crusade Against John Collier

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By the end of the nineteenth century, Protestant leaders and the Bureau of Indian Affairs had formed a long-standing partnership in the effort to assimilate Indians into American society. But beginning in the 1920s, John Collier emerged as part of a rising group of activists who celebrated Indian cultures and challenged assimilation policies. As commissioner of Indian affairs for twelve years, he pushed legislation to preserve tribal sovereignty, creating a crisis for Protestant reformers and their sense of custodial ...

Battle for the BIA: G.E.E. Lindquist and the Missionary Crusade Against John Collier 2004, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816524372

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