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Alford, Thomas Wildcat 1860-1938

Overview
Works: 7 works in 28 publications in 4 languages and 552 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: E99.S35, 970.00497
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Most widely held works about Thomas Wildcat Alford
 
Most widely held works by Thomas Wildcat Alford
The four Gospels of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in Shawnee Indian language( Book )

4 editions published in 1929 in Algonquian and North American Indian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilization, and the story of the Absentee Shawnees by Thomas Wildcat Alford( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Wildcat Alford, born of parents of the Absentee Shawnee tribe of Indians in 1860, relates the story of his life and of his tribe during the period from which the influence of the white race first began to be felt, up to when the so-called civilization of the white man superceded almost to annihilation the old tribal mode of life. The book is a revealing human document, for the narrator knew only an Indian childhood, but through his education at a Quaker school and attendance at Hampton Institute became a white man in all, but blood. Although happy memories may have idealized somewhat the Indian society of his early years, his descriptions of procedures and customs are accurate - from his explanation of social and community institutions and living techniques to his mother's cooking recipes. At Hampton he became wholly committed to white society and the opportunity of bringing these advantages back to his people. But once back in Oklahoma he experienced heartbreaking rejection. Working with the local Indian Service, as a teacher and at the agency, not once did he question the official policy of merging the Indians into a composite American citizenship. He even approved the liquidation of tribes and tribal land holdings under the Dawes Act of 1887. Finally, when a criminal conspiracy to cheat the Indians out of their allotments was discovered, Alford did actively defend his people and regarded his contribution to the victory as "one of the proudest achievements" of his life. (Nec)
Civilization, as told to Florence Drake by Thomas Wildcat Alford by Thomas Wildcat Alford( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilization : and the story of the Absentee Shawnees : as told to Florence Drake by Thomas Wildcat Alford( Book )

2 editions published between 1936 and 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilization by Thomas Wildcat Alford( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Autobiography of an educated Indian, prominent in the affairs of his tribe, the Absentee Shawnees
James Galloway and Tecumseh : the pact of peace and friendship by Millie Covey Fry( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Alford, Thomas W. 1860-1938

Ganwahpeasaka

Ganwahpeasaka 1860-1938

Gay-nwah

Gay-nwah 1860-1938

Gay-nwaw-piah-si-ka

Gay-nwaw-piah-si-ka 1860-1938

Gaynwawpiahsika

Gaynwawpiahsika 1860-1938

Thomas Wildcat Alford Absentee Shawnee writer (1860-1938)

Thomas Wildcat Alford Amerikaans auteur (?-1838)

アルフォード, トーマス W.

アルフォード, トーマス・ワイルドキャット

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