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Diplomats in Buckskins - by Herman J Viola (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 234

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: Native American

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Herman J Viola

Language: English

TCIN: 77955322
UPC: 9780806199351
Item Number (DPCI): 247-69-2162


Here is...one of the most important books in modern times on Indian-white relations. ---Western Historical Quarterly

Dr. Viola has...provided us with what will undoubtedly be the last word on the topic. ---American Indian Quarterly

Diplomats in Buckskins is loaded with historical fact, but this does not make it dry reading. Beyond being extremely entertained we can be educated by a work that tells us a lot more about ourselves as a nation. We are a people of so many origins. It gives perspective to know that a part of us once negotiated with another part as separate and soverign nations. ---Minnesota History

This volume is a soundly-represented and imaginative study of the delegations of tribal representatives who visited Washington largely between 1800 and 1900....The diligence with which Dr. Viola pursued his research has enabled him to write a most rewarding book which captures the agonies and pleasures, successes and defeats, and humor and pathos of the delegates as they conferred with Washington's sympathetic bur mostly patronizing and diffident bureaucracy. ---Journal of the West

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