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Laura Cornelius Kellogg: Our Democracy and the American Indian and Other Works - The Iroquois and Their Neighbors (Hardback)
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Laura Cornelius Kellogg: Our Democracy and the American Indian and Other Works - The Iroquois and Their Neighbors (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 30/05/2015
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Laura Cornelius Kellogg was an eloquent and fierce voice in early twentieth-century Native American affairs. An organizer, author, playwright, performer, and linguist, Kellogg worked tirelessly for Wisconsin Oneida cultural self-determination when efforts to Americanize Native people reached their peak. She is best known for her extraordinary book Our Democracy and the American Indian (1920) and as a founding member of the Society of American Indians. In an era of government policies aimed at assimilating Indian peoples and erasing tribal identities, Kellogg supported a transition from federal paternalism to self-government. She strongly advocated for the restoration of tribal lands, which she considered vital for keeping Native nations together and for obtaining economic security and political autonomy.

Although Kellogg was a controversial figure, alternately criticized and championed by her contemporaries, her work has endured in Oneida communitymemory and among scholars in Native American studies, though it has not been available to a broader audience. Ackley and Stanciu resurrect her legacy in this comprehensive volume, which includes Kellogg's writings, speeches, photographs, congressional testimonies, and coverage in national and international newspapers of the time. In an illuminating and richly detailed introduction, the editors show how Kellogg's prescient thinking makes her one of the most compelling Native intellectuals of her time.

Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815633907
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


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[Explores] an often overlooked but integral and arguably paramount figure in pre-1930 American Indian literary and political circles.--Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers
Editors Kristina Ackley and Cristina Stanciu compiled a book that does not only serve as an eye-witness account of the dire years between 1901 and 1929, but also (re)establishes the legacy of an activist, poet, organizer, ethnographer, and, first and foremost, a community member devoting her life to her people.--The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

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