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Black, White, and IndianRace and the Unmaking of an American Family$
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Claudio Saunt

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195176315

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.001.0001

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Wash in the Age of Progress

Wash in the Age of Progress

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(p.173) 9 Wash in the Age of Progress
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Black, White, and Indian
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Claudio Saunt (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0010

By the turn of the 19th century, many Indians despaired of the future. Some firmly believed in the inevitability of progress, a theme highlighted at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, attended by G. W. Grayson. The Exposition suggested that darker-skinned peoples would survive only as servants, if at all, while whites would inherit the modern world. This widespread belief led Native Americans such as G. W. Grayson to distance themselves further from black Indians, who seemed condemned to the past.

Keywords:   Indians, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, G. W. Grayson, progress, Native Americans, black Indians

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