xvi, 303 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Rosebud Indian Reservation
Rosebud Indian Reservation (S.D.)
Series numbering from back dust jacket flap.
ANTH copy purchased with funds from the Lloyd and Charlotte Wineland Library Endowment for Native American and Western Exploration Literature.
The road to reform in federal Indian policy -- The Catholic Church and American Indian policy -- The Lakotas and "the peace" -- Catholic Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota Mission and the Grant peace policy, 1869-1886 -- The beginnings of Rosebud Catholic mission, 1878-1886 -- Otto von Bismarck, the Jesuits' Buffalo Province, and the Franciscan Sisters of Penance and Christian Charity -- The founding and evolution of Saint Francis Mission, 1886-1916 -- The paradigm of mission at Saint Francis : civilizing and Christianizing the Sicangus -- "Always crosses, but never unhappy" : Sicangu obstacles to missionization -- "We Indians do not want such strife" : non-Sicangu obstacles to Catholic missionization -- Pre-reservation Lakota religion and the reception of early Catholic mission -- Pragmatism and Sicangu Catholicism -- The reception of early Catholic mission. Part two, Catholicism and sacred power -- Conclusion: A crisis in mission
"Examines the origins and early history of St. Francis Catholic Indian Mission on the Sicangu Lakota Rosebud Reservation within the wider, overlapping contexts of federal Indian relations, Catholic missionary policy, and Lakota culture."--Provided by publisher.