To Be the Main Leaders of Our People: A History of Minnesota Ojibwe Politics, 1825-1898

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Index
age, value of in Ojibwe society, 4
agriculture: as extension of traditional Ojibwe subsistence economy, 27, 123, 125; as means of "civilizing" Natives, 27-28, 104, 122, 137n. 96; gendered role of, 27, 73, 107, 122; Ojibwe communal approach to, 122-23; Ojibwe interest in, 26-27, 45, 68, 123, 125
Ai'abe, 110, 112, 131n. 43
Aitkin, William A., 33, 50n. 38
Akiwenzi, 52nn. 68, 70
alcohol, abuse of among Ojibwe, 5, 24, 47n. 13, 60-61
alliances: egalitarian nature of parties to, 19, 55, 199; importance of food sharing in, 10, 29, 37, 42, 51n. 55, 156; importance of gift exchange in, 10, 19, 20, 30-31, 51n. 55, 62, 118-19; importance of kin ties in, 71; Ojibwe understanding of, 10, 19-20, 49n. 28, 62
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, the (ABCFM), 12, 28, 48n. 22, 102
American Fur Company, the, 22 American Missionary Association, the, 48n. 22, 102
Anagabo, 97n. 79
annuities: fraud in disbursement of, 63, 64-65, 90n. 14; Ojibwe dependence on, 62, 63, 153; purpose of, 62, 63; under Treaty of 1837, 90n. 42; under Treaty of 1848, 63; under Treaty of 1842, 63, 90n. 14; use of as a political weapon, 63, 66
Aspinwall, Augustus, 78, 94n. 44
Astor, John Jacob, 22
Atcheson, George, 119
Austin, Horace, 173
Ayer, Elizabeth: interactions with Ojibwe, 25, 33, 34; and Ojibwe alcohol abuse, 47n. 13; recruitment of missionaries from Oberlin College, 28, 102
Ayer, Frederic: and mission schools, 34, 35, 50n. 38; and Ojibwe attempts to safeguard land, 25; recruitment of missionaries from Oberlin College, 28, 102; and Hole-in-the-Day War negotiations, 79
Ba-sha-min-na, 175
Babesigindibe, 70, 71
Bad Boy: and civil leader relocation to Mille Lacs, 83; opposition to removal, 105; and Hole-in-the-Day War, 80, 114; as treaty negotiator, 86, 87
Bah dway we dung, 186
Barnard, Albion, 179
Bartling, Henry, 116
Bates, J. C., 179
Bean, James, 173, 175

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