Blackfoot Redemption

Blackfoot Redemption
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9780806187808
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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In 1879, a Canadian Blackfoot known as Spopee, or Turtle, shot and killed a white man. Captured as a fugitive, Spopee narrowly escaped execution, instead landing in an insane asylum in Washington, D.C., where he fell silent. Spopee thus “disappeared” for more than thirty years, until a delegation of American Blackfeet discovered him and, aided by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, exacted a pardon from President Woodrow Wilson. After re-emerging into society like a modern-day Rip Van Winkle, Spopee spent the final year of his life on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, in a world that had changed irrevocably from the one he had known before his confinement. Blackfoot Redemption is the riveting account of Spopee’s unusual and haunting story. To reconstruct the events of Spopee’s life—at first traceable only through bits and pieces of information—William E. Farr conducted exhaustive archival research, digging deeply into government documents and institutional reports to build a coherent and accurate narrative and, through this reconstruction, win back one Indian’s life and identity. In revealing both certainties and ambiguities in Spopee’s story, Farr relates a larger story about racial dynamics and prejudice, while poignantly evoking the turbulent final days of the buffalo-hunting Indians before their confinement, loss of freedom, and confusion that came with the wrenching transition to reservation life.

Blackfoot Redemption
  • Author : William E. Farr
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-28

In 1879, a Canadian Blackfoot known as Spopee, or Turtle, shot and killed a white man. Captured as a fugitive, Spopee narrowly escaped execution, instead landing in an insane asylum in Washington, D.C., where he fell silent. Spopee thus “disappeared” for more than thirty years, until a delegation of American

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Bingham County  Blackfoot
  • Author : Idaho Historical Records Survey Project
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976

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South Dakota History
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013

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Blood on the Marias
  • Author : Paul R. Wylie
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-26

On the morning of January 23, 1870, troops of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry attacked a Piegan Indian village on the Marias River in Montana Territory, killing many more than the army’s count of 173, most of them women, children, and old men. The village was afflicted with smallpox. Worse, it was

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Reform Or Repression
  • Author : Chad Pearson
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01

The precursors to today's right-to-work movement, advocates of the open shop in the Progressive Era argued that honest workers should have the right to choose whether or not to join a union free from all pressure. At the same time, business owners systematically prevented unionization in their workplaces. While most

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A Very Splendor Christmas
  • Author : Shirleen Davies
  • Publisher : Avalanche Ranch Press LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-10-10

Will the magic of the season bring love to a jaded lawman and cautious woman who doesn’t believe in second chances? A Very Splendor Christmas, Book Seventeen, A Novella, Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Series Hawkins DeBell has been through hell, and lived to start a new life. Leaving

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The Western Historical Quarterly
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  • Release Date : 2012

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Mergent Municipal   Government Manual
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005

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Amskapi Pikuni
  • Author : Clark Wissler,Alice Beck Kehoe
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11

A contemporary history of one of the best-known American Indian nations. Written in collaboration with Blackfoot tribal historians and educators, Amskapi Pikuni portrays a strong native nation fighting for two centuries against domination by Anglo invaders. The Blackfeet endured bungling, corrupt, and drunken agents; racist schoolteachers; and a federal Indian

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Redemption Falls
  • Author : Joseph O'Connor
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-12-14

'Broad and ambitious...beautifully written...at the heart of O'Connor's masterful epic lies a universal hope for something better' Observer Discover the powerful sequel to international bestseller Star of the Sea 1865. The American Civil War is ending, but for Eliza Duane Mooney her journey across a devastated America has only

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Montana
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  • Release Date : 2013

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Laws  Memorials  and Resolutions of the Territory of Montana Passed at the Extraordinary Session of the Legislative Assembly Convened by Proclamation of the Governor of Said Territory  Begun and Held at the City of Virginia  the Capital of Said Territory  on Monday  the Fourteenth Day of April  A D  1873  and Ending on the Eighth Day of May  A D  1873
  • Author : Montana Territory
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1874

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Acts  Resolutions and Memorials  of the Territory of Montana  Passed by the     Legislative Assembly
  • Author : Montana
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1877

Includes extraordinary sessions.

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Laws  Resolutions  and Memorials of the Territory of Montana Passed at the 1st 16th Session
  • Author : Montana (Ter.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1877

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Acts  Resolutions and Memorials of the Territory of Montana
  • Author : Montana
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1877

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