The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 41, July 1937 - April, 1938

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Thus Indians and Pioneers may be said to constitute an intro-
duction to Mr. Foreman's Indian Removal and other studies on
the Indians and the frontier of Oklahoma and adjacent country.
The book was first published by the Yale University Press in
1930, and this revised edition by the University of Oklahoma
Press fittingly places it in the Civilization of the American Indian
Series.
Mr. Foreman's style of writing history is well known to students
of the Southwest. He seems to proceed on the theory that facts
of historical importance or peculiar interest should be related
without excuse or apology and with no more comment or expla-
nation by the historian than is absolutely necessary. When it is
practicable to do so he tells his story, or reinforces it, by quotations
from sources. It is this reviewer's opinion, nevertheless, that the
author could have improved on the organization of Indians and
Pioneers and could have made it a more useful book by simplifying
it in a measure, even at the cost of eliminating some details.
In the preparation of this scholarly work, Mr. Foreman drew
most extensively on unpublished manuscript material in the
archives at Washington. These sources were supplemented by a
score or more of special manuscript collections in America and
Europe and an imposing list of books, magazines, and newspapers.
RUPERT N. RICHARDSON.
Hardin-Simmons University.
Social Anthropology of North American Tribes: Essays in Social
Organization, Law and Religion. Presented to Professor
A. R. Radcliffe-Brown Upon the Occasion of His Accepting
the Chair of Social Anthropology at Oxford University by
Fred Eggan (editor), William H. Gilbert, Jr., J. Gilbert
McAllister, Philleo Nash, Morris E. Opler, John H. Pro-
vinse and Sol Tax with an Introduction by Robert Redfield
and a Bibliography of Professor Radcliffe-Brown by Ina
Corinne Brown. (Chicago: The University of Chicago
Press, 1937. Pp. 456; 12 tables, 17 figures. $3.00.)
Written by his students in honor of Professor Radcliffe-Brown
and following his approach to the study of society by the "com-
parative method," these essays attain their goal, for they honor a
splendid teacher; but they do more, they cover a sufficiently wide

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