By Cathleen D. Cahill
Validated in 1824, the U.S. Indian carrier (USIS), referred to now because the Bureau of Indian Affairs, used to be the business enterprise chargeable for engaging in U.S. treaty and belief duties to American Indians, however it additionally sought to "civilize" and assimilate them. In Federal Fathers and Mothers, Cathleen Cahill bargains the 1st in-depth social historical past of the business enterprise throughout the top of its assimilation efforts within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. Cahill indicates how the USIS pursued a method of intimate colonialism, utilizing staff as surrogate mom and dad and version households which will shift local american citizens' allegiances from tribal kinship networks to Euro-American familial constructions and, eventually, the U.S. government.
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