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Author McClurken, James M
Title Our people, our journey : the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians / James M. McClurken
Imprint East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2009
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 Adult Nonfiction  977.4 MCC     AVAILABLE
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Call # 977.4 MCC
Phys. Description xxiii, 370 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: The analytical paradigm -- When the Europeans came -- Kinsmen and confederates -- Coexistence and conquest -- The will of the grand council -- "Civilizing" the Ottawas -- "Strong titles" and the government "swan" -- "Not a tent, a wigwam, nor a camp fire--" -- New communities, established leaders -- A "great excitement among the Indians" -- Accidents of history -- The opposite of intentions -- The council of ogemuk -- On the outskirts -- Teaching the children -- A small victory -- Community councils to business committees -- A desperate decade -- New deal, renewed hope -- No one's responsibility -- The whole of the Holst report -- "Indian problems" -- "An 'advocate' and 'attorney for the people'" -- Decades of success and political evolution -- Distinct, separate, and sovereign -- Constructing a new government -- An ancient community, a new century
Subject Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan -- History
Ottawa Indians -- Michigan -- History
ISBN 9780870138553