In 1892 the U.S. Census Printing Office published a report on the Six Nations in New York State which collected evidence still used today by the Six Nations to defend their legal rights. This facsimile edition, printed on heavy clay stock, with hand-folded maps, and in the original large trim size, belongs in the collection of all enthusiasts of American, New York, and American Indian history. The 1892 census purported to be an objective report on the condition of the Iroquois. General Henry B. Carrington, special agent, U ...
In 1892 the U.S. Census Printing Office published a report on the Six Nations in New York State which collected evidence still used today by the Six Nations to defend their legal rights. This facsimile edition, printed on heavy clay stock, with hand-folded maps, and in the original large trim size, belongs in the collection of all enthusiasts of American, New York, and American Indian history. The 1892 census purported to be an objective report on the condition of the Iroquois. General Henry B. Carrington, special agent, U.S. Army (retired), was "to spend months among the Indians making careful observations respecting their various political, religious, and social meetings, their homes, health, and habits." The study, carried out at the time of the battle at Wounded Knee, was the first step in the government's plan to eliminate reservations: once land was privately held by individual Native Americans, it could be taxed. The census presented ample evidence of the Iroquois's success in balancing their heritage with contemporary challenges and opportunities. The agents misconstrued their subjects' willingness to assimilate but also recognized that legally the Indians could become U.S. citizens only by renouncing their tribes. The report tried to assess - from statistics and individual accounts of traditional religious beliefs, practices, and ceremonies; of social practices and moral values; of health, property, and education - whether the Iroquois could be assimilated. In the process, it accumulated data, fascinating details, and photographs that bring history alive a century later.
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Fine in Fine jacket. Review Copy. 4to-over 9¾"-12" Tall. Fold out reservation and early New York state maps. B/W illus. Mohawks, Senecas, Cayuga, Oneidas, Onondaga, Tuscarora. Spirituality, Religion, Clan, Treaties. Facsimile of this 19th century Census Bulletin and atlas. DJ in protected sleeve. 27 page introduction by Robert W. Venables. Review copy slip inserted.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. As New. Introduction by Robert W. Vernables. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps (some folding). The dust jacket is protected by a Brodart mylar cover and is not clipped. Not an ex-library copy. No remainder marks. No names or marks in the text. Most books shipped within 24 hours. All books mailed with Delivery Confirmation. Fine condition in fine dust jacket. Unread. A volume in the Documents in American Social History series.; Documents in American Social History; Black-and-white illustrations; 4to.; xxvii, 89 pages.
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