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Indian Health Service History

Caring & Curing: A History of the Indian Health Service (2009)

hist-indian-health-svc-coverCaring & Curing grew out of an unusual mandate: to produce a worthy successor to the 1957 “Gold Book” that laid the foundation for the Indian Health Service. This meticulously researched organizational history succeeded, detailing the historic “trust relationship” between the federal government and Native Americans and documenting fifty years of accomplishment fighting disease, promoting public health, and maintaining the trust in an era of self-determination. This strikingly designed volume marshals captioned images, sidebars, and hard-hitting narrative to tell the story that has emerged at the intersection of this government agency and America’s native peoples. Hardcover, 8.75” x 11.25”, 190 full-color pages.

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