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First printing of the 1972 edition with new material. 417 pp., includes bibliography & index; 8vo red cloth in price-clipped, pictorial red jacket. Very light rubbing to jacket at portions of spine edges, otherwise very crisp & bright.
Debo's controversial second book, completed in 1936, was essentially surpressed until Princeton published the original edition in 1940. And Still the Waters Run details how, after their forced removal from the southeastern United States, the Five Civilized Tribes were systematically deprived in Indian Territory of the lands and resources granted to them by federal treaty. Debo wrote that these treaties were supposed to protect the tribal lands "as long as the waters run, as long as the grass grows"; but, after the 1887 Dawes Act enacted a policy of private ownership that was eventually forced on the tribes, the system was manipulated by whites to swindle the Indians out of their property. In the words of historian Ellen Fitzpatrick, Debo's book "advanced a crushing analysis of the corruption, moral depravity, and criminal activity that underlay white administration and execution of the allotment policy."
Title: And Still the Waters Run. The Betrayal of the Five Civilized Tribes.
Edition: 1st Edition Thus
Publisher: (Princeton, NJ), Princeton University Press: 1972
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine condition in Near Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: 7408
Keywords: Native Americans Indians Western Americana