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Dissertation basée sur le report d'Helen Hunt Jackson sur les conditions des indiens dans les missions californiennes. Elle y donne des solutions pour empêcher la situation de s'envenimer, qui sont analysées ici.
Dissertation based on the Report on the Conditions and Needs of the Mission Indians by Helen Hunt Jackson in Californian Missions. The author gives solutions to prevent the situation to get worse. These elements are analysed here.
[...] She even compares them to when describing them working in the fields. The fact she repeats throughout the observations she has made that the Indians lived in terror is also significant of this implicit critic of the Indians' incapacity to rebel. She even says that they fled by hundreds at the arrival of white settlers. The vision we have of the Indians in this report is consequently in total opposition with the one of a strong people. They appear to be a poor and frightened community. [...]
[...] Sometimes, they even cohabited in the same land, as in Exhibit but this remained an exception according to Helen Hunt Jackson. By using the term “industrious”, the author means that this people was not afraid of labour. She has observed that the agricultural activity and sheep-shearing took most of their time in all the missions. They also had some “simple manufactures of pottery, mats, baskets” and worked at keeping their stocks. Consequently, their activity did not concern the tertiary sector, contrary to white settlers. [...]
[...] She already proposes to the Government two ranches in the Exhibits P and Q as a proof that this is possible to be done. She argues that it is necessary to define the properties of the Indians by an Act of Congress and to patent the reservations. Consequently, the Mission Indians would be the official and legal landowners. She also wants the Government to provide them some help. This could be done by a closer involvement in these missions. She suggests the Government to establish rounds of inspections in the different missions which could be made by Government agents. [...]
[...] p Helen Hunt Jackson. Century of Dishonor, “Report on the Condition and Needs of the Mission Indians of California”. Boston, Robert Brothers p Helen Hunt Jackson. Ibid. p Helen Hunt Jackson. Ibid. p Helen Hunt Jackson. Ibid. p Helen Hunt Jackson. Ibid. p Helen Hunt Jackson. Century of Dishonor, “Report on the Condition and Needs of the Mission Indians of California”. [...]
[...] Helen Hunt Jackson's Report on the Conditions and Needs of the Mission Indians: From an objective report to a critical point of view. Introduction Helen Hunt Jackson was an American writer but also an activist on the defence and improvement of the Natives. She published a report on Mission Indians for the United States Government in 1883, which was included in her novel called Century of Dishonor. Because it was too formal, she decided to write Ramona, a novel that uses the same ideas but which can reach more readers that the report. [...]
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