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The Struggle For Self-Determination: History Of The Menominee Indians Since 1854, John Bowes Mar 2006

The Struggle For Self-Determination: History Of The Menominee Indians Since 1854, John Bowes

John P. Bowes

In The Struggle for Self-Determination, Beck presents the second part of a two-book history of the Menominee Indians. His first study, Siege and Survival: History of the Menominee Indians, 1634-1856, was published in 2002 and recounts the manner in which the Menominees of Wisconsin negotiated the intrusions of French, British, and American colonizers and managed to retain both a diminished reservation and their cultural autonomy. Siege and Survival places Menominees in the forefront of the historical narrative, and Beck ably reveals that while the pressures of outsiders gradually undermined the power of the nation and its leaders in the first ...