Nowadays we call it South Alliance: The early history of a Lakota community

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Title:
Nowadays we call it South Alliance: The early history of a Lakota community
Author:
Durhman, Leslie Frances, 1960-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis focuses on the history of a group of Lakota people who moved from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota to Alliance, a small railroad and agricultural town in the Nebraska panhandle between the 1940s and 1960s. This study addresses a gap in the research about Indian peoples in this century by virtue of its focus on a small off-reservation community. It examines the part Indians played in the local economy and explores the inter-racial dynamics affecting that role. Class and social distinctions structured Alliance's community life. Attention to key factors--federal Indian policy, military presence, labor patterns, law enforcement, corporations, railroad employment policies, and establishment of the Indian Social Center in 1949 by the United Church Women--illustrates how class and race affected Alliance's citizens. Narratives were collected from twelve residents in order to bring personal voices to the work.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
American Studies.; History, United States.; Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; American Indian Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lomawaima, K. Tsianina

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleNowadays we call it South Alliance: The early history of a Lakota communityen_US
dc.creatorDurhman, Leslie Frances, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDurhman, Leslie Frances, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis focuses on the history of a group of Lakota people who moved from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota to Alliance, a small railroad and agricultural town in the Nebraska panhandle between the 1940s and 1960s. This study addresses a gap in the research about Indian peoples in this century by virtue of its focus on a small off-reservation community. It examines the part Indians played in the local economy and explores the inter-racial dynamics affecting that role. Class and social distinctions structured Alliance's community life. Attention to key factors--federal Indian policy, military presence, labor patterns, law enforcement, corporations, railroad employment policies, and establishment of the Indian Social Center in 1949 by the United Church Women--illustrates how class and race affected Alliance's citizens. Narratives were collected from twelve residents in order to bring personal voices to the work.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAmerican Studies.en_US
dc.subjectHistory, United States.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAmerican Indian Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLomawaima, K. Tsianinaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1385730en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b37455205en_US
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