American Indian and Alaska Native Newspapers and Periodicals, 1826-1924 - Vol. 1

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Emery was a co-editor for a time. Legislation and litigation have continued to be monitored. A department, "Anti-Indian Legislation," listed bills in Congress and state legislatures that threatened Indian people in one way or another. Increasingly, the publication voiced alarm at what it perceived as an Anglo backlash against the Indian people in the form of political action by whites against Indians because of the gains made by the latter in the 1960s and 1970s.

As in earlier issues of the publications, articles describing the problems of specific groups of Indians were printed, such as "Eskimo Whaling Imperiled" and "Northwest Tribes Hit by Volcano, Supreme Court," referring to Mount St. Helens' eruption and the Supreme Court decision in the "Colville Cigarette Case." Publications on Indian affairs continued to be reviewed. A section called "Recent Books About Native Americans" was printed for a time. Some special twelve-page issues in recent years have addressed specific themes, such as "Contemporary Indian Arts," "New England Indians," and "Perspectives on Native American Women."

Although Indian Truth at times appeared simply to endorse federal policy, it is important to an understanding of the political milieu in which reformers and other "Friends of the Indians" have operated during some important periods in the twentieth century and, indeed, operate today. Indian Truth is also a valuable source of information about the influential Indian Rights Association and some of its officers, most notably Matthew K. Sniffen, whose philosophies dominated it for so long.

Indian Truth is still published and in recent years has appeared bimonthly.


Notes
1.
Henry Spackman Pancoast ( 1858-1928) was a native of Germantown, Pennsylvania. He was an attorney, but left the practice of law in 1887 to pursue a teaching and literary career. "Henry Spackman Pancoast," Who Was Who in America ( Chicago: Marquis-- Who's Who, 1966), 1: 933. Welsh died at Montpelier, Vermont, on June 28, 1941. For the founding and early work of the Indian Rights Association, see Francis Paul Prucha, American Indian Policy in Crisis: Christian Reformers and the Indian, 1865-1900 ( Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1976), 138-143.
2.
Sniffen served on the board of directors for the Indian Rights Association until 1942 and was recording secretary from 1939 until his death on July 27, 1942.

Information Sources

Bibliography: None

Index Sources: None

Location Sources: Danky and Hady; HFL; IULS; MnULS; NUC; NYPL; OCLC 1587868; PUL; UCLA; ULS. Microprint: Clearwater; Kraus; MCA; University Microfilms


Publication History

Title and Title Changes: Indian Truth ( 1924 +)

Volume and Issue Data: Indian Truth (Vol. 1, No. 1, February, 1924 +)

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  • Title Page iii
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  • Preface vii
  • Introduction xi
  • Conclusion xxxi
  • GUIDE TO INFORMATION SOURCES IN THE ENTRIES xxxiii
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  • SUPPLEMENTAL LIST OF TITLES 411
  • APPENDIX A LIST OF TITLES BY CHRONOLOGY 425
  • APPENDIX B LIST OF TITLES BY LOCATION 431
  • APPENDIX C LIST OF TITLES BY TRIBAL AFFILIATION OR EMPHASIS 439
  • Index 447
  • About the Authors 483
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