The Resource Vanished in Hiawatha : the story of the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians, Carla Joinson

Vanished in Hiawatha : the story of the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians, Carla Joinson

Label
Vanished in Hiawatha : the story of the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians
Title
Vanished in Hiawatha
Title remainder
the story of the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians
Statement of responsibility
Carla Joinson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A harrowing look into the mistreatment of Native American patients at the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians from 1902-1934"--
  • "Begun as a pork-barrel project by the federal government in the early 1900s, the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians quickly became a dumping ground for inconvenient Indians. The federal institution in Canton, South Dakota, deprived many Native patients of their freedom without genuine cause, often requiring only the signature of a reservation agent. Only nine Native patients in the asylum's history were committed by court order. Without interpreters, mental evaluations, or therapeutic programs, few patients recovered. But who cared about Indians and what went on in South Dakota? After three decades of complacency, both the superintendent and the city of Canton were surprised to discover that someone did care, and that a bitter fight to shut the asylum down was about to begin. In this disturbing tale, Carla Joinson unravels the question of why this institution persisted for so many years. She also investigates the people who allowed Canton Asylum's mismanagement to reach such staggering proportions and asks why its administrators and staff were so indifferent to the misery experienced by patients. Grim Shadows is the harrowing tale of the mistreatment of Native American patients at a notorious insane asylum whose history helps us to understand the broader mistreatment of Native peoples under forced federal assimilation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries"--
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.2/109783
Index
index present
LC call number
RC445.S8
LC item number
J65 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Vanished in Hiawatha : the story of the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians, Carla Joinson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946725846
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803288249
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1d7xqg6
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not applicable
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.b34744757
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946725846
  • jstor0803288247

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
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