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Committed : remembering native kinship in and beyond institutions

Author: Susan Burch
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2021]
Series: Critical indigeneities.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1898, Congress passed a bill creating the only 'institution for insane Indians' in the country. The Canton Indian Insane Asylum in South Dakota (sometimes called the Hiawatha Insane Asylum) opened for the reception of patients in 1903. Not long after it opened, a 1927 investigation conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs determined that many of the patients were not mentally ill in any clinical sense. Many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Burch
ISBN: 9781469663364 1469663368
OCLC Number: 1241441169
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Critical indigeneities.
Responsibility: Susan Burch.

Abstract:

Drawing on oral history interviews, correspondence, material objects, and archival sources, Susan Burch reframes the histories of institutionalized people and the places that held them. In so doing,  Read more...

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