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Termination's Legacy: The Discarded Indians of Utah
Termination's Legacy describes how the federal policy of termination irrevocably affected the lives of a group of mixed-blood Ute Indians who made their home on the Uintah-Ouray Reservation in Utah. Following World War II many Native American communities were strongly encouraged to terminate their status as wards of the federal government and develop greater economic and p ...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by University of Nebraska Press
(first published 2002)
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An interesting and important book addressing a largely ignored case of termination - the mixed-blood Utes of Utah. Also exceptionally readable for a detailed history of the political moves leading to a case of termination. However, Metcalf probably overemphasises the influence of specific individuals in terms of the broader phenomenon of termination, and his strong assertions of the role of the Mormon faith of many key officials in driving termination are quite controversial. All the same, it is ...more