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Unrau, William E. 1929-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 96 publications in 1 language and 5,733 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Abstracts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E99.K2, 978.100497
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Most widely held works by William E Unrau
The Kansa Indians; a history of the Wind People, 1673-1873 by William E Unrau( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of Indian Kansas : a study of cultural revolution, 1854-1871 by H. Craig Miner( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White man's wicked water : the alcohol trade and Prohibition in Indian country, 1802-1892 by William E Unrau( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In White Man's Wicked Water William Unrau tells the compelling story of how an alcohol-sodden society introduced drink to the Indians. That same society then instituted futile policies to control the flow of alcohol to tribes who, as one superintendent put it, "have not the moral force to resist temptation." Unrau dispels that racial-deficiency theory and debunks the belief that prohibition was carried out by well-intended reformers. Scholars have often viewed the sale of alcohol to Native Americans as a ploy by Euro-Americans to trick them into unfair land and trade deals. But Unrau makes it clear that alcoholic consumption by Native Americans was the inevitable consequence of cultural confluence, not of conscious white subversion. Indian inebriation in the nineteenth century, he shows, essentially mimicked the habits of white Americans who - spurred on by prevailing attitudes and federal law - were aspiring to integrate the natives into the cultural mainstream
The emigrant Indians of Kansas : a critical bibliography by William E Unrau( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tending the talking wire : a buck soldier's view of Indian country, 1863-1866 by Hervey Johnson( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of Indian country, 1825-1855 by William E Unrau( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mixed-bloods and tribal dissolution : Charles Curtis and the quest for Indian identity by William E Unrau( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribal dispossession and the Ottawa Indian University fraud by William E Unrau( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ottawa Treaty of 1862 provided that a 20,000-acre parcel of tribal land be used to endow a school for the benefit of the Ottawa Indians. This book is a case study of manipulation and fraud, whereby the Ottawas were promised a university, paid for most of it, and then lost it in the offices of bureaucrats. Thanks to investigations at several levels of accountability in the 19th century and to the findings of the Indian Claims Commission in the 20th century, the clandestine maneuvers and the misuse of Ottawa resources by enterprising White invaders were recorded in great detail. The story of the Ottawa Indian University fraud is not a simple one; it involved a complex confrontation among Indian traditionalists, Indian nontraditionalists, government officials, territorial and state bureaucrats, educational speculators, and Christian missionaries. The story calls for moral analysis because it was precisely in the name of education and morality (that is, the establishment of a Baptist university) that the fraud took place. However, the involvement of the principal would-be educators in the financial aspects of the university's establishment clouded their judgment and promoted special-interest responses. A major conclusion of the book is that legalism and pragmatism were the intellectual stalking-horses that contributed most to the victory of economic interest over human concerns in the case. Ottawa University is still in operation at its original location about 50 miles southwest of Kansas City, and has recently announced a plan to provide tuition and boarding scholarships to Ottawa tribal members. The book contains references in notes, a bibliography, an index, and photographs. (Sv)
Indians, alcohol, and the roads to Taos and Santa Fe by William E Unrau( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the illegal trade in alcohol with Indians along the Santa Fe trail
The Kaw people by William E Unrau( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indians of Kansas : the Euro-American invasion and conquest of Indian Kansas by William E Unrau( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of the Indian agent in the settlement of the south-central plains, 1861-1868 by William E Unrau( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1977 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the settlement of the region west of the ninety-seventh meridian to the Rocky Mountains and between the Republican and Canadian Rivers, federal agents for the Kiowa, Comanche, Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians played a more significant role than historical literature for the period generally suggests. Hemmed in by the westward advance of potential ranchers and homesteaders from the Missouri River towns, by the eastward movement of settlers who had first journeyed to the Colorado mines, by the Union Pacific Railroad on the northern border and by the increasing number of emigrants arriving in north-central Texas, these tribes had, by 1861, arrived at a critical historical juncture. From that year until the months immediately following the Medicine Lodge Treaties of October, 1867, Indian agents, especially Kiowa-Comanche Agent Jesse H. Leavenworth and Cheyenne-Arapaho Agent Edward W. Wynkoop, were, in the interests of the tribes they represented, forced to contend with the threat of irresponsible military action patterned after Colonel John M. Chivington's massacre of the Cheyennes at Sand Creek, Colorado in November 1864, as well as with the uncompromising attitudes of railroad builders, town promoters, land speculators, Indian traders, and the settlers themselves
History of Fort Larned by William E Unrau( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian presence in the Kansas City region by William E Unrau( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey and assessment of the cultural resources at Kaw Lake, northern section (Kansas) : final report by Arthur H Rohn( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers required a complete inventory and assessment of cultural resources on lands administered by the Tulsa District office around the northern end of Kaw Lake in southern Cowley County, Kansas. Intensive field survey recorded 53 archaeological sites on federal property and 20 additional ones on lands immediately adjacent. Three major geographical concentrations of sites may reflect sizeable prehistoric settlements (communities) of at least three distinct cultural affiliations. A large settlement of protohistoric Great Bend peoples clustered along the lower Walnut River near Arkansas City with minor outlying sites to the east. Late Woodland settlements seem to have existed on the south bluffs of the Arkansas River and in the lower Grouse Creek Valley. A very large Middle Woodland settlement seems to have preceded the later one in the lower Grouse Creek Valley. Two sites along Grouse Creek contain undisturbed stratified materials belonging to several Woodland components. Seven U.S.A.C.E. owned sites appear to meet eligibility criteria for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places while nine others should qualify for the Register of Historic Kansas Places. No historic buildings or sites were recorded. (Author)
The story of Fort Larned by William E Unrau( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mid-American All-Indian Center, Inc by William E Unrau( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Fort Larned, Kansas : its relation to the Santa Fe Trail and the Plains Indians by William E Unrau( )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend and reality of western Kansas gold by William E Unrau( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Fort Larned by William E Unrau( )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The end of Indian Kansas : a study of cultural revolution, 1854-1871
Alternative Names
Unrau, William E. (William Errol), 1929-

Unrau, William Errol 1929-

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The end of Indian Kansas : a study of cultural revolution, 1854-1871White man's wicked water : the alcohol trade and Prohibition in Indian country, 1802-1892Tending the talking wire : a buck soldier's view of Indian country, 1863-1866The rise and fall of Indian country, 1825-1855Mixed-bloods and tribal dissolution : Charles Curtis and the quest for Indian identity