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Review: Reservations, Removal, and Reform: The Mission Indian Agents of Southern California, 1878–1903 by Valerie Sherer Mathes and Phil Brigandi

Review: Reservations, Removal, and Reform: The Mission Indian Agents of Southern California,... BOOK REVIEWS RESERVATIONS,REMOVAL,ANDREFORM: The Mission Indian Agents of Southern California, 1878–1903. By Valerie Sherer Mathes and Phil Brigandi: (Norman: Univer- sity of Oklahoma Press, 2018, $36.95, hardcover). Reviewed by Clifford E. Trafzer. For many years, Valerie Sherer Mathes and Phil Brigandi have researched and published on the transitional era of Native American history, offering books and articles that have changed the historiog- raphy of the region. In the past, they pri- marily focused on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when Native people faced forced assimilation, reserva- tions, reforms, allotments, and oversight by non-Native Indian agents who inter- rupted the authority of indigenous leaders and asserted national power over Indian people. The new volume will enhance their reputations as innovative scholars of the period. Reservations, Removal, and Reform examines the history of the Mission Indian Agency through the lens of seven Indian agents from 1878 to 1903. At times, theIndianOfficereferredtothe agency as the Mission-Tule Agency, which at times included the Santa Ynez, Fort Yuma, Hupa, and Klamath Reserva- tions, an unimaginably huge agency spanning the length of California from north to south and east to west. Through the professional experiences of superintendents primarily of Southern California, the authors http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern California Quarterly University of California Press

Review: Reservations, Removal, and Reform: The Mission Indian Agents of Southern California, 1878–1903 by Valerie Sherer Mathes and Phil Brigandi

Southern California Quarterly , Volume 100 (4): 3 – Nov 1, 2018

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University of California Press
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© 2018 by The Historical Society of Southern California
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0038-3929
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2162-8637
DOI
10.1525/scq.2018.100.4.508
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BOOK REVIEWS RESERVATIONS,REMOVAL,ANDREFORM: The Mission Indian Agents of Southern California, 1878–1903. By Valerie Sherer Mathes and Phil Brigandi: (Norman: Univer- sity of Oklahoma Press, 2018, $36.95, hardcover). Reviewed by Clifford E. Trafzer. For many years, Valerie Sherer Mathes and Phil Brigandi have researched and published on the transitional era of Native American history, offering books and articles that have changed the historiog- raphy of the region. In the past, they pri- marily focused on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when Native people faced forced assimilation, reserva- tions, reforms, allotments, and oversight by non-Native Indian agents who inter- rupted the authority of indigenous leaders and asserted national power over Indian people. The new volume will enhance their reputations as innovative scholars of the period. Reservations, Removal, and Reform examines the history of the Mission Indian Agency through the lens of seven Indian agents from 1878 to 1903. At times, theIndianOfficereferredtothe agency as the Mission-Tule Agency, which at times included the Santa Ynez, Fort Yuma, Hupa, and Klamath Reserva- tions, an unimaginably huge agency spanning the length of California from north to south and east to west. Through the professional experiences of superintendents primarily of Southern California, the authors

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Published: Nov 1, 2018

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