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              Books by David H. DeJong

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              'If You Knew the Conditions': A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955
                

              'If You Knew the Conditions': A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955 (Hardback)

              By DeJong, David H.

              • RRP: $354.99
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              _If You Knew the Conditions_ examines the inadequacies of the healthcare provided to American Indians by the Indian Medical Service. DeJong argues that, while Congress and the Indian Service had a responsibility to provide meaningful and relevant medical services to American Indi...ans, parsimonious appropriations and indifference to American Indian conceptions of well-being limited the effectiveness of Indian medical services.
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              ISBN 9780739124451
              Released NZ 22 Aug 2008
              Publisher Lexington Books
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              The Commissioners of Indian Affairs: The United States Indian Service and the Making of Federal Indian Policy, 1824 to 2017
               

              The Commissioners of Indian Affairs: The United States Indian Service and the Making of Federal Indian Policy, 1824 to 2017 (Hardback)

              By DeJong, David H.

              • RRP: $246.99
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              By examining the work of the Indian affairs commissioners and their assistant secretaries, DeJong gives new insight into how American federal Indian policy has evolved and been shaped by the social, political, and cultural winds of the day.

              ISBN 9781607817727
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
              Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
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              The Commissioners of Indian Affairs: The United States Indian Service and the Making of Federal Indian Policy, 1824 to 2017
               

              The Commissioners of Indian Affairs: The United States Indian Service and the Making of Federal Indian Policy, 1824 to 2017 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By DeJong, David H.

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              By examining the work of the Indian affairs commissioners and their assistant secretaries, DeJong gives new insight into how American federal Indian policy has evolved and been shaped by the social, political, and cultural winds of the day.

              ISBN 9781607817499
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
              Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
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              'If You Knew the Conditions': A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955
               

              'If You Knew the Conditions': A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955 (Paperback)

              By DeJong, David H.

              • RRP: $98.50
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              After their sequestering on reservations across the West, American Indians suffered from appalling rates of disease and morbidity. While the United States Indian Service (Bureau of Indian Affairs) provided some services prior to 1908, it was not until then that the Indian Medical... Service was established for the purpose of providing services to American Indians. Born in an era of assimilation and myths of vanishing Indians, the Indian Medical Service provided emergency and curative care with little forethought of preventive medicine. DeJong argues that the U.S. Congress provided little more than basic, curative treatment, and that this Congressional parsimony is reflected in the services (or lack thereof) provided by the Indian Medical Service. DeJong considers the mediocre results of the Indian Medical Service from a cultural perspective. He argues that, rather than considering a social conservation model of medicine, the Indian Service focused on curative medicine from a strictly Western perspective. This failure to appreciate the unique American Indian cultural norms and values associated with health and well-being led to a resistance from American Indians which seemingly justified parsimonious Congressional appropriations and initiated a cycle of benign neglect. 'If You Knew the Conditions' examines the impact of the long-standing Congressional mandate of cultural assimilation, combined with the Congressional desire to abolish the Indian Service, on the degree and extent of disease in Indian Country.
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              ISBN 9780739124468
              Released NZ 27 Dec 2010
              Publisher Lexington Books
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              Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921
               

              Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921 (Hardback)

              By DeJong, David H.

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              By 1850 the Pima Indians of central Arizona had developed a strong and sustainable agricultural economy based on irrigation. As David H. DeJong demonstrates, the Pima were an economic force in the mid-nineteenthcentury middle Gila River valley, producing food and fiber crops for ...western military expeditions and immigrants. Moreover, crops from their fields provided an additional source of food for the Mexican military presidio in Tucson, as well as the U.S. mining districts centered near Prescott. For a brief period of about three decades, the Pima were on an equal economic footing with their non-Indian neighbors. This economic vitality did not last, however. As immigrants settled upstream from the Pima villages, they deprived the Indians of the water they needed to sustain their economy. DeJong traces federal, territorial, and state policies that ignored Pima water rights even though some policies appeared to encourage Indian agriculture. This is a particularly egregious example of a common story in the West: the flagrant local rejection of Supreme Court rulings that protected Indian water rights. With plentiful maps, tables, and illustrations, DeJong demonstrates that maintaining the spreading farms and growing towns of the increasingly white population led Congress and other government agencies to willfully deny Pimas their water rights. Had their rights been protected, DeJong argues, Pimas would have had an economy rivaling the local and national economies of the time. Instead of succeeding, the Pima were reduced to cycles of poverty, their lives destroyed by greed and disrespect for the law, as well as legal decisions made for personal gain.
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              ISBN 9780816527984
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2009
              Publisher Inbooks
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              American Indian Treaties: A Guide to Ratified and Unratified Colonial, U.S., State, Foreign, and Intertribal Treaties and Agreements, 1607-1911
               

              American Indian Treaties: A Guide to Ratified and Unratified Colonial, U.S., State, Foreign, and Intertribal Treaties and Agreements, 1607-1911 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By DeJong, David H.

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              A comprehensive list of American Indian treaties and their historical context and meanings

              ISBN 9781607814252
              Released NZ 30 Aug 2015
              Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Plagues, Politics, and Policy: A Chronicle of the Indian Health Service, 1955-2008
                

              Plagues, Politics, and Policy: A Chronicle of the Indian Health Service, 1955-2008 (Hardback)

              By DeJong, David H.

              • RRP: $380.50
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              Plagues, Politics, and Policy is an overview of the major health challenges confronting American Indians and Alaska Natives over the past fifty years and is a case study of the federal government's attempt to provide medical services to a categorical group of people in the United... States. While it is not a detailed Analysis of what socialized healthcare should or should not look like, it does examine the major social and political issues affecting the delivery of health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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              ISBN 9780739146033
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2010
              Publisher Lexington Books
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              Promises of the Past
               

              Promises of the Past (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By DeJong, David H.

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              Fascinating excerpts from government documents, court decisions, letters from commissioners of Indian affairs, and eyewitness accounts trace the white man's effort over the years to educate and assimilate Native Americans into the Euro-American culture. Beginning with a descripti...on of Indian education before contact, DeJong's highly informative and readable selections dramatize a struggle that continues today-a struggle ultimately aimed at the control of a people. From the first tentative efforts of the missionaries, to the successful schools of the Five Civilized Tribes, to the shocking inhumanity of the boarding school era, these readings reveal in minute detail the dark past of Indian miseducation. The reader will come to understand how decades of cultural ignorance on the part of white society has affected the past, present, and future of today's tribal nations.
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              ISBN 9781555917012
              Released NZ 15 Oct 1993
              Publisher Fulcrum Publishing Inc.
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