The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

enriching their conductors. Some of the men who carried In-
dians abroad did so in good faith and as a reward for services
rendered the early settlers. Two American Indians made dis-
tinguished reputations as preachers in England and collected
large sums of money to be used in the advancement of their
tribes. Cherokee Indians fought with General Walker in Cen-
tral America; many of Roosevelt's Rough Riders were Indians
of the Five Civilized Tribes; many Indians fought in the Philip-
pine Insurrection; a few were in the Boxer Rebellion in China;
and the World War took thousands of them abroad. What these
Indians saw, felt, and did and how they were received in other
lands is the theme of Indians Abroad.
Carolyn Thomas Foreman is the daughter of a pioneer judge
in Indian Territory. She has traveled widely with her husband,
Grant Foreman, in search of material for her book. Many of
the interesting accounts she records are based on research car-
ried on in the archives of London, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, and
Mexico City. This reviewer is aware of the physical limitations
imposed upon an author in the preparation of a book, but it
is unfortunate that more space could not have been devoted to
individual Indians. More material about fewer individuals would
perhaps have made more interesting reading than so little about
so many. But he has no quarrel with the author of such a well-
documented account. She mentions hundreds of red men who
in the period indicated crossed the seas. Mrs. Foreman's book
may be the starting point for many subsequent studies. She
herself might very well elaborate some of the interesting per-
sonalities whom she mentions and with whose background she
is so familiar. But such elaboration does not belong to this book.
Indians Abroad is the twenty-fourth book issued by the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma Press in the Civilization of the American
Indian Series. There is a quite satisfactory index and an im-
posing bibliography covering twenty-three pages.
OHLAND MORTON
Edinburg Junior College
The Aboriginal Culture of the Cdhita Indians. By Ralph Beals.
(Ibero-Americana 19.) Berkeley (University of California
Press), 1943. Pp. x + 86; 3 pls., 7 figs., 1 map. $1.25.
This small volume is an ethnographic account of the pre-
Columbian culture of the Cahita Indians of northwestern Mexi-

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