Wallace, Ernest 1975-04-00

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Tape 1: Dr. Ernest Wallace deals with the impact various historians have had on the development of approaches to researching and presenting history. Tape 2: He discusses relations between Indian tribes and the U. S. government during the 19th and 20th centuries.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ernest Wallace

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: None Given; April 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Speech, Phi Alpha Theta banquet

Length: 1 hour 25 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Post-Revolution historical writings, American Revolution, War hero biographies, State and local histories, Historical collections, Historians, Early nationalists, George Bancroft, Bellette, Francis Parkman, Anti-and post-Civil War slave writers, Affects of the West on historical development, Francis Parkman (again), Frederick Jackson Turner.

Tape 1, Side 2: Frederick Jackson Turner (continued), Social evolutionist, Herbert Baxter Adams, European studies, Fredrick Jackson Turner (again), Significance of history, Essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in History", Read before the American Historical Association (1893), Social history, Walter Prescott Webb, Education, Writings, Techniques, World population, Ernest Wallace, Contributions, Writings, The Comanches, Reviews.

Tape 2, Side 1: Opinion of Indians, Justice Joseph Story (1828), Ralph Waldo Emerson, Government relationship to tribes, Treaties, Creek, Indian lands in Louisiana Purchase, William Henry Harrison and Tecumseh, War of 1812, Indian Territory, Indian resistance, Forced removal, Supreme Court supports Indians, White, pro-Indian reformers, Switch from extermination policy to assimilation, Dawes Severalty Act (1887), Revoked in 1934, Legacy of poverty, Land integrity, Choctaw treaty case (1887), Indian Claims Commission Act (1946), Recent Indian land claims, Title clearing, Value assessment, Settlement, Precedent favorable to Indians, Pending claims cases, Compensation thus far.

Tape 2, Side 2: Land integrity (continued), Indian Civil Rights Act (1968), Nixon policy of full autonomy, Indian desire for self-determination, Land restoration, Guarantee of treaty rights, No termination, No realignment of BIA, Independent federal agency, Tribal self-determination, Racial separation, Future of Indians, End of lecture, Jim Harper presents award to Dr. Wallace, Closing remarks.

Range Dates: 1800-1975

Bulk Dates: 1820-1970


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