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Red man's land/white man's law : the past and present status of the American Indian

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Kirtland Community College Library KF 8205 .W37 1995 30775305483688 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0806127406 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780806127408 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: print
    vi, 314 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-300) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: THEORETICAL ASSUMPTIONS -- HISTORICAL SURVEY -- From Discovery to Settlement -- The Eighteenth Century -- The Nineteenth Century -- The Twentieth Century -- THE LAND -- Belated Justice: The Indian Claims Commission -- Original Indian Title -- Alaskan Indian Lands -- The Oklahoma Indians -- The Pueblo Indians of New Mexico -- Indian Land and its Allotment -- Land and its Descent -- Gambling with the Land -- THE PEOPLE -- Who is an Indian? -- Indian Courts -- Constitutional Rights -- Hunting, Fishing and Water Rights -- The Status of Canadian Indians -- On the Reservation -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs -- Congress and the Indian -- Education and the Indian -- Anthropologists and the Indian -- The Indian's New-found White Friends -- Social Life -- The Indian of the Future.
Summary, etc.: Red Man's Land/White Man's Law is a history of the legal status of the American Indians and their land from the period of first contact with Europeans down to the present day. It begins with the efforts of colonial authorities - Spanish, British, and French - to deal with tribal sovereignty and carries the discussion of U.S.-Indian legal relations through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Tribal sovereignty was eroded from the very beginning, but more recently it has emerged as a powerful force in American and Canadian law and touches upon many current legal issues, such as land allotment and land claims; definitions of Indian status; hunting, fishing, and water rights; and tribal relations with Congress, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Canadian government. First published in 1971, this second edition contains a new preface and an extensive afterword discussing important legal events and issues in the last twenty-five years, making this a complete, up-to-date survey of legal relations between the United States and the American Indian.
Subject: Indians of North America Legal status, laws, etc
United States
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