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White Man's Paper Trail: Grand Councils and Treaty-Making on the Central Plains
by Stan Hoig
University Press of Colorado, 2006
Paper: 978-0-87081-905-6 | Cloth: 978-0-87081-829-5
Library of Congress Classification E78.G73H577 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 323.19707809034

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
White Man's Paper Trail presents a poignant history of the U.S. government's attempts to peacefully negotiate treaties with tribes in Arkansas, the Dakotas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and Wyoming.
Stan Hoig shows how treaty-making - once considered a viable method of peaceably resolving conflicts - degenerated into a deeply flawed system sullied by political deceptions and broken promises.

White Man's Paper Trail illuminates the pivotal role of treaty negotiations in the buildup to the Plains Indian wars, in American Indians' loss of land and self-determination, and in Euro-American westward expansion.

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