Title: Diplomats in Buckskins: A History of Indian ...
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr, Washington, D.C
Publication Date: 1981
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition
233pp. Illus. endpapers. Illus. title page. Illus. Notes. Biblio., Index. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 004765
"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
About the Author:
Herman J. Viola is Director of Quincentenary Programs in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
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