In the Courts of the Conquerer

The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided

Author: Walter Echo-Hawk

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1555917887

Category: Law

Page: 576

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Now in paperback, an important account of ten Supreme Court cases that changed the fate of Native Americans, providing the contemporary historical/political context of each case, and explaining how the decisions have adversely affected the cultural survival of Native people to this day.
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In the Light of Justice

The Rise of Human Rights in Native America and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Author: Walter R. Echo-Hawk

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1938486072

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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In 2007 the United Nations approved the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. United States endorsement in 2010 ushered in a new era of Indian law and policy. This book highlights steps that the United States, as well as other nations, must take to provide a more just society and heal past injustices committed against indigenous peoples.
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Alaska Natives and American Laws

Third Edition

Author: David S. Case,David A. Voluck

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602231761

Category: Law

Page: 520

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Now in its third edition, Alaska Natives and American Laws is still the only work of its kind, canvassing federal law and its history as applied to the indigenous peoples of Alaska. Covering 1867 through 2011, the authors offer lucid explanations of the often-tangled history of policy and law as applied to Alaska’s first peoples. Divided conceptually into four broad themes of indigenous rights to land, subsistence, services, and sovereignty, the book offers a thorough and balanced analysis of the evolution of these rights in the forty-ninth state. This third edition brings the volume fully up to date, with consideration of the broader evolution of indigenous rights in international law and recent developments on the ground in Alaska.
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The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists

Author: Arlene B. Hirschfelder,Paulette Fairbanks Molin

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810877090

Category: History

Page: 568

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This is an extensively researched reference book on Native American accomplishments. Topics covered include Native American contributions to the performing arts, literature, art, history, sports, politics, education, military service, environmental issues, and many other areas. This book also features lists of Native languages, stereotypes, and myths. In addition, the authors provide a range of resources, links, and websites for readers to learn even more about each topic.
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The Rights of Indians and Tribes

Author: Stephen L. Pevar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199913439

Category: Law

Page: 540

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The Rights of Indians and Tribes, first published in 1983, has sold over 100,000 copies and is the most popular resource in the field of Federal Indian Law. The book, which explains this complex subject in a clear and easy-to-understand way, is particularly useful for tribal advocates, government officials, students, practitioners of Indian law, and the general public. Numerous tribal leaders highly recommend this book. Incorporating a user-friendly question-and-answer format, The Rights of Indians and Tribes addresses the most significant legal issues facing Indians and Indian tribes today, including tribal sovereignty, the federal trust responsibility, the regulation of non-Indians on reservations, Indian treaties, the Indian Civil Rights Act, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. This fully-updated new edition features an introduction by John Echohawk, Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund.
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Culture and Customs of the Choctaw Indians

Author: Donna L. Akers

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313364028

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This complete overview of the Choctaw people, from ancient times to the present, includes sections on history, cuisine, music and dance, current issues, oral traditions and language, social relationships, and traditional world view. • An extensive chronology includes major events and changing conditions among the Choctaw, from ancient times until the present • Includes dozens of photographs as well as maps that detail the loss of Choctaw lands through dealings with the United States
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Sea of Grass

A Family Tale from the American Heartland

Author: Walter Echo-Hawk

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1682752275

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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This historical fiction novel is inspired by real people and events that were shaped by the land, animals, and plants of the Central Plains and by the long sweep of Indigenous history in the grasslands. Major events are presented from a Pawnee perspective to capture the outlook of the Echo-Hawk ancestors. The oral tradition from ten generations of Echo-Hawk's family tell the stories of the spiritual side of Native life, and give voice to the rich culture and cosmology of the Pawnee Nation.
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Nation to Nation

Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations

Author: Suzan Shown Harjo

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588344797

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indians explores the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty making between the United States government and Native Nations. One side sought to own the riches of North America and the other struggled to hold on to traditional homelands and ways of life. The book reveals how the ideas of honor, fair dealings, good faith, rule of law, and peaceful relations between nations have been tested and challenged in historical and modern times. The book consistently demonstrates how and why centuries-old treaties remain living, relevant documents for both Natives and non-Natives in the 21st century.
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The Allotment Plot

Alice C. Fletcher, E. Jane Gay, and Nez Perce Survivance

Author: Nicole Tonkovich

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 418

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The Allotment Plot reexamines the history of allotment on the Nez Perce Reservation from 1889 to 1892 to account for and emphasize the Nez Perce side of the story. By including Nez Perce responses to allotment, Nicole Tonkovich argues that the assimilationist aims of allotment ultimately failed due in large part to the agency of the Nez Perce people themselves throughout the allotment process. The Nez Perce were actively involved in negotiating the terms under which allotment would proceed and simultaneously engaged in ongoing efforts to protect their stories and other cultural properties from institutional appropriation by the allotment agent, Alice C. Fletcher, who was a respected anthropologist, and her photographer and assistant, E. Jane Gay. The Nez Perce engagement in this process laid a foundation for the long-term survival of the tribe and its culture. Making use of previously unknown archival sources, Fletcher’s letters, Gay’s photographs and journalistic accounts, oral tribal histories, and analyses of performances such as parades and verbal negotiations, Tonkovich assembles a masterful portrait of Nez Perce efforts to control their own future and provides a vital counternarrative of the allotment period, which is often portrayed as disastrous to Native polities.
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