Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State illuminates the ways in which Kiowas on the southern plains dealt with the U.S. government's efforts to control them after they were forced onto a reservation by an 1867 treaty. The overarching effects of colonial domination resembled those suffered by other Native groups at the time-a considerable loss of land and population decline, as well as a continual erosion of the Kiowas' political, cultural, economic, and religious sovereignty and traditions. Although readily acknowledging these far-reaching consequences, Jacki Thompson Rand sees the root i
The American problem The Kiowa scheme of life Values of the state and U.S. Indian policy Young Kiowa men, Kiowa social values, and the politics of rations Fictions of nineteenth-century American assimilation policy Households of humanity Conclusion.
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