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Francis Paul Prucha

Born: 4-Jan-1921
Birthplace: River Falls, WI
Died: 30-Jul-2015
Location of death: Wauwatosa, WI
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Great Father

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1942-46)

Father: Edward J. Prucha
Mother: Katharine
Brother: John J. Prucha

    High School: River Falls High School, River Falls, WI (1937)
    University: BS, Wisconsin State Teachers College, River Falls, WI (1941)
    University: MA, University of Minnesota (1947)
    University: PhD History, Harvard University (1950)
    University: Saint Louis University
    University: Saint Mary's College Kansas
    Professor: History, Marquette University (1960-88)

    Milwaukee County Historical Society Board of Directors
    Society of Jesus 1950
    Western History Association President (1982-83)
 
    Ordained by the Roman Catholic Church 12-Jun-1957

Author of books:
Broadax and Bayonet: The Role of the United States Army in the Development of the Northwest, 1815-1860 (1953, history)
American Indian Policy in the Formative Years: The Indian Trade and Intercourse Acts, 1790-1834 (1962, history)
The Sword of the Republic: The United States Army on the Frontier, 1783-1846 (1969, history)
Indian Peace Medals in American History (1971, history)
American Indian Policy in Crisis: Christian Reformers and the Indian, 1865-1900 (1976, history)
United States Indian Policy: A Critical Bibliography (1977, bibliography)
The Churches and the Indian Schools, 1888-1912 (1979, education)
Indian Policy in the United States: Historical Essays (1981, history)
The Great Father: The United States Government and the American Indians (1984, history)
The Indians in American Society: From the Revolutionary War to the Present (1985, history)
American Indian Treaties: The History of a Political Anomaly (1994, history)


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