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Farm, Field and Fireside: Indian Lands

A guide to the Farm, Field and Fireside collection of farm periodicals. Covers the subject of Indian lands during the period of allotment (1887-1934).

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1. John Fry notes that the farm newspapers "published editorials about issues and agitated for laws they thought were important to farmers." See John J. Fry, The Farm Press, Reform, and Rural Change, 1895-1920, (New York: Routledge, 2005), 17. Stuart Shulman also describes the role of the early farm press in shaping public policy. See Stuart W. Shulman, "The Progressive Era Farm Press: A Primer on a Neglected Source of Journalism History," Journalism History 25, no. 1 (1999): 27.

Background: Land Policy

1. Fry, The Farm Press, Reform, and Rural Change, 2.

2. Liz Sonneborn, Chronology of American Indian History: the Trail of the Wind, (New York: Facts on File, 2001), 167.

3. William C. Lowe, "Allotment System," in American Indian History, ed. Carole A. Barrett (Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2003), 1:18.

Great Sioux Reservation (Dakota)

1. Frederick E. Hoxie, Encyclopedia of North American Indians, (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996), 647.

2. Hilliard, Sam B, "Indian Land Cessions West of the Mississippi." Journal of the West 10.3 (1971): 493-510.

3. Sonneborn, Chronology of American Indian History, 220-221.

Indian Territory (Oklahoma)

1. William E. Huntzicker, "Indian Removal Act," in American Indian History, ed. Carole A. Barrett (Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2003), 1:209.

2. Kerry Wynn, "State of Oklahoma," in The Uniting States: the Story of Statehood for the Fifty United States, ed. Benjamin F. Shearer (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004), 3:972.

3. Wynn, "State of Oklahoma," 3:974.

4. Wynn, "State of Oklahoma," 3:975.

5. Frank Rzeczkowski, "Dawes Commission," in Dictionary of American History, ed. Stanley I. Kutler, 3d ed. (New York: Charles Scibner's Sons, 2003), 2:506.