ERIC Number: ED136988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
The Destruction of American Indian Families.
Unger, Steven, Ed.
Responding to the need for a comprehensive source of information regarding the separation of American Indian children from their families, this book presents essays which: examine the Indian child-welfare crisis in contemporary, legal, and historical perspectives; document the human cost of the crisis to Indian parents, children, and communities; and report on innovative programs designed and implemented by the Indian tribes themselves. Specifically, this book includes the following sections and essay titles: (1) Contemporary Overviews ("The Destruction of American Indian Families" and "The Role of the Federal Government: A Congressional View"); (2) Historical Perspectives ("The Effects of Boarding Schools on Indian Family Life: 1928" and "'Kid Catching' on the Navajo Reservation: 1920"); (3) The Human Cost ("'The Drunken Indian': Myths and Realities"; "The Wasted Strengths of Indian Families", "The Human Cost of Removing Indian Children from Their Families", "Child-Welfare Services to Indian People in the Albuquerque Area", "Indian Child Welfare in Oregon", "The Ravage of Indian Families in Crisis", "The Question of Best Interest", and "The Placement of American Indian Children--The Need for Change"); (4) A Legal Perspective ("Parent and Child Relationships in Law and in Navajo Custom"); (5) Tribal Actions ("Indian Children and Tribal Group Homes: New Interpretations of the Whipper Man" and "Tribal Resolutions"). (JC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Books, Child Welfare, Community Action, Costs, Essays, Family (Sociological Unit), Federal Government, History, Innovation, Laws, Parent Child Relationship, Program Development, Tribes
Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc., 432 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc., New York, NY.