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The allotment plot : Alice C. Fletcher, E. Jane Gay, and Nez Perce survivance

Author: Nicole Tonkovich
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Allotment Plot reexamines the history of allotment on the Nez Perce Reservation from 1889 to 1892 to account for and emphasize the Nez Perce side of the story. By including Nez Perce responses to allotment, Nicole Tonkovich argues that the assimilationist aims of allotment ultimately failed due in large part to the agency of the Nez Perce people themselves throughout the allotment process. The Nez Perce were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Alice C Fletcher; E Jane Gay
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Tonkovich
ISBN: 9780803271371 0803271379
OCLC Number: 785862665
Description: xviii, 418 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Beginnings. Introduction: after the end of Nez Perce History ; A false beginning ; Another beginning. --
Part 2: Land. Introduction: map and territory, space and place ; "The square idea" ; Ethnographic knowledge and native cartography. --
Part 3: Citizens. Introduction: E Pluribus Unum ; Technologies of citizenship ; Fictions of coherence. --
Part 4: Endings. Introduction: "If the work is ever to be finished" ; Irresolutions and incompletions ; The ends of Nez Perce Allotment. --
Part 5: Afterward. Introduction: "Double pictures have met us all along the way" ; After-words ; After-images.
Responsibility: Nicole Tonkovich.


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""The Allotment Plot "is a refreshing, nuanced, and insightful reinterpretation of a moment in Nez Perce history that illuminates both the blind nature of federal policy and the tribal resilience Read more...

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