As They Were Led - Quakerly Steps and Missteps Toward Native Justice: 1795-1940
As They Were Led: Quakerly Steps and Missteps Toward Native Justice: 1795-1940
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Several small Quaker groups began advocating for Native justice over two centuries ago, journeying through wilderness to meet with distant Native Nations. In 1798, Wyandot Chief Tarhe spoke of “a chain of friendship” with “Brethren, Quakers.” In the 1870s, President Ulysses S. Grant tapped Quakers to serve as Indian agents in the West, replacing military officers and corrupt Indian traders. Friends continually sought ways to leverage their limited influence, frequently bringing Native issues to the attention of Congress and the public. One of those volunteer groups was Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Indian Affairs Committee.Author: Martha Claire Catlin
Publisher: Quaker Heron Press (2021)
Paperback, 386 pages