xxxv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Part 1Taking Care of American Indian Children Modern Indian Life3 Chapter 1The Bureaucracy of Caring for Indian Children5 Dana's Story33 Chapter 2Caring about Indian Children in a Liberal Age37 Part 2The Indian Child Welfare Crisis in Indian Country John's Staff67 Chapter 3Losing Children69 Meeting Steven Unger95 Chapter 4Reclaiming Care97 Interviewing Bert Hirsch and Evelyn Blanchard125 Chapter 5The Campaign for the Indian Child Welfare Act127 Part 3The Indian Child Welfare Crisis in a Global Context Tracking Down the Doucette Family165 Chapter 6The Indigenous Child Welfare Crisis in Canada169 Meeting Aunty Di211 Chapter 7The Indigenous Child Welfare Crisis in Australia and Transnational Activism213 Finding Russell Moore251 Chapter 8Historical Reckoning with Indigenous Child Removal in Settler Colonial Nations253.
"On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl, which pitted adoptive parents Matt and Melanie Capobianco against baby Veronica's biological father, Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Veronica's biological mother had relinquished her for adoption to the Capobiancos without Brown's consent. Although Brown regained custody of his daughter using the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Capobiancos, rejecting the purpose of the ICWA and ignoring the long history of removing Indigenous children from their families. In A Generation Removed, a powerful blend of history and family stories, award-winning historian Margaret D. Jacobs examines how government authorities in the post-World War II era removed thousands of American Indian children from their families and placed them in non-Indian foster or adoptive families. By the late 1960s an estimated 25 to 35 percent of Indian children had been separated from their families. Jacobs also reveals the global dimensions of the phenomenon: These practices undermined Indigenous families and their communities in Canada and Australia as well. Jacobs recounts both the trauma and resilience of Indigenous families as they struggled to reclaim the care of their children, leading to the ICWA in the United States and to national investigations, landmark apologies, and redress in Australia and Canada. "-- Provided by publisher. "Examination of the post-WWII international phenomenon of governments legally taking indigenous children away from their primary families and placing them with adoptive parents in the U.S., Canada, and Australia"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-342) and index.
K704 .J33 2014
9780803255364 hardback 0803255365 hardback 9780803276567 (epub) 9780803276574 (mobi)