The Fort Belknap Assiniboine of Montana
[s.n.] • Philadelphia • Published In 1938 • Pages:
By: Rodnick, David, United States. Bureau Of Indian Affairs.
AbstractIn this dissertation, Rodnick chronicles the loss of Assiniboine culture. The Assiniboine are the most northerly extension of Sioux-speaking people on the Great Plains. They signed the Fort Laramie treaty in 1851 and permanently settled on Fort Belknap Reservation in 1888 after the near extinction of the buffalo forced them to change their way of life. In the 1890s, compulsory education, wage labor, farming, and stock raising began a period of assimilation. The total failure of farming and ranching left the Assiniboine impoverished by the 1930s. Rodnick describes the different dance societies and relates several Assiniboine life histories.
- HRAF PubDate
- North America
- Sub Region
- Plains and Plateau
- Document Type
- Ian Skoggard ; 2000
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Montana, United States
- [by] David Rodnick
- 'A study for the Applied Anthropology Unit of the United States Indian Service, Department of the Interior.'
- Includes bibliographical references
- Thesis (Ph. D.) -- University of Pennsylvania, 1936
- Assiniboine Indians