Lakota Sioux Missions, South Dakota (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

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President U.S. Grant's national Peace Policy of 1869 set in motion the South Dakota Missionary movement. The peace plan assigned one religious denomination to each Indian Reservation to Christianize and civilize the Indian. When religious groups protested the government's policy of exclusion, the limitations of the policy were lifted in 1881. Soon thereafter, many denominations were allowed to establish missions where they wanted. Soon missions, churches, and schools of many different Christian affiliations dotted the reservations, often within a few miles of one another. In Lakota Sioux Missions, over two hundred historical photographs illustrate the story of the mission era, its intended policy of assimilation, the resistance to change, and eventual compromise.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738533933
ISBN-10: 0738533939
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: June 1st, 2005
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)