The Great Father: The United States Government and the American Indians, Volume 1

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University of Nebraska Press, 1984 - Political Science - 1302 pages
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The Great Father was widely praised when it appeared in two volumes in 1984 and was awarded the Ray Allen Billington Prize by the Organization of American Historians. This abridged one-volume edition follows the structure of the two-volume edition, eliminating only the footnotes and some of the detail. It is a comprehensive history of the relations between the U.S. government and the Indians. Covering the two centuries from the Revolutionary War to 1980, the book traces the development of American Indian policy and the growth of the bureaucracy created to implement that policy.

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Francis Paul Prucha, S.J., is an emeritus professor of history at Marquette University. His many publications include "The Great Father: The United States Government and the American Indians" (1984), winner of the Ray Allen Billington Award, and "Handbook for Research in American History" both published by the University of Nebraska Press.

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