Coyote Warrior

One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial that Forged a Nation

Author: Paul VanDevelder

Publisher: Bison Books

ISBN: 9780803225466

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 331

View: 949


From White Shield to Washington DC, new Indian wars are being fought by Ivy League-trained lawyers called "Coyote Warriors"--among them a Mandan/Hidatsa named Raymond Cross. Coyote Warrior tells the epic story of the three tribes that saved Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery from starvation, their century-long battle to forge a new nation, and the extraordinary journey of one man to redeem a father's dream--and the dignity of his people. Cross graduated from law school and, following his father's death, returned home to resurrect his father's fight against the federal government. His mission would lead him to Congress, which his father had battled forty years before, and into the hallowed chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court. There the great-great-grandson of Chief Cherry Necklace would lay at the feet of the nation's highest court the case for the sanctity of the U.S. Constitution, treaty rights, and the legal survival of Indian Country.

Water Rights and the Environment in the United States: A Documentary and Reference Guide

A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: John R. Burch Jr.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440838038

Category: Nature

Page: 442

View: 3684


This sweeping study traces the development of water policy in the United States from the 19th century to the present day, exploring the role of legislation in appropriating access to water to the American people. • Addresses recent events including the handling of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in the Gulf • Consolidates difficult-to-locate documents on United States water policy • Covers topics as diverse as water doctrine, water rights, pollution control, wildlife conservation, invasive species regulation, and environmental damage mitigation • Describes the impact of climate change on water supply and safety • Focuses solely on the water issues affecting the United States

The Longest Trail

Writings on American Indian History, Culture, and Politics

Author: Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0345806921

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 6403


Alvin Josephy Jr.’s groundbreaking, popular books and essays advocated for a fair and true historical assessment of Native Americans, and set the course for modern Native American studies. This collection, which includes magazine articles, speeches, a white paper, and introductions and chapters of books, gives a generous and reasoned view of five hundred years of Indian history in North America from first settlements in the East to the long trek of the Nez Perce Indians in the Northwest. The essays deal with the origins of still unresolved troubles with treaties and territories to fishing and land rights, and who should own archeological finds, as well as the ideologies that underpin our Indian policy. Taken together the pieces give a revelatory introduction to American Indian history, a history that continues both to fascinate and inform.

Coyote Warrior

One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial That Forged a Nation

Author: Paul Van Develder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316030686

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 5827


A Civil Action meets Indian country, as one man takes on the federal government and the largest boondoggle in U.S. history -- and wins.

The Writers Directory 2008

Author: Michelle Kazensky

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 9781558626003

Category: Authors

Page: 2501

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Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.