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The Indians in American Society: From the Revolutionary War to the Present

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Publisher Comments:

American Indian affairs are much in the public mind today--hotly contested debates over such issues as Indian fishing rights, land claims, and reservation gambling hold our attention. While the unique legal status of American Indians rests on the historical treaty relationship between Indian tribes and the federal government, until now there has been no comprehensive history of these treaties and their role in American life.

Francis Paul Prucha, a leading authority on the history of American Indian affairs, argues that the treaties were a political anomaly from the very beginning. The term "treaty" implies a contract between sovereign independent nations, yet Indians were always in a position of inequality and dependence as negotiators, a fact that complicates their current attempts to regain their rights and tribal sovereignty.

Prucha's impeccably researched book, based on a close analysis of every treaty, makes possible a thorough understanding of a legal dilemma whose legacy is so palpably felt today.

Synopsis:

Describes the history of the policies of the American government toward the Indians and discusses how paternalism caused the Indians to become dependent on the government

Table of Contents

Paternalism — Dependency — Indian rights — Self-determination.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520908840
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Author:
Prucha, Francis Paul
Author:
Francis Paul Prucha
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Native North American-General Native North American Studies
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
History : Native American
Publication Date:
October 1985
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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