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Auction 198, Lot 713

Early Proposal for American Indian Assimilation and Citizenship

"[Native Americans] Proposed Indian Policy",

Subject: Historical Document - Native Americans

Period: 1881 (published)


Color: Black & White

6.5 x 9 inches
16.5 x 22.9 cm
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In this 113-page report, James Newlin provides a critical review of American Indian policies with details on the “shameful record of the federal government” and proposes the absorption of Indians into mainstream America through education and citizenship. Indians did not receive American citizenship until 1924. Bound in at end is a bookmark for the National Indian Association. Printed paper wrappers. The report is laid into a Library of Congress folder with deaccession stamp.


Condition: B+

Text is very clean with a hint of pleasant light toning. The front wrapper has an old stamp, pencil notations, and small chip at bottom. Rear wrapper is partially detached. Folder is partially faded with a few nicks along the edges.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/19/2024