Crow Dog s Case

Author: Sidney L. Harring
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521467152
Release Date: 1994-02-25
Genre: History

Crow Dog's Case is the first social history of American Indians' role in the making of American law. The book sheds new light on Native American struggles for sovereignty and justice in nineteenth century America. This "century of dishonor," a time when American Indians' lands were lost and their tribes reduced to reservations, provoked a wide variety of tribal responses. Some of the more successful responses were in the area of law, forcing the newly independent American legal order to create a unique place for Indian tribes in American law.

Crimes of the Centuries Notorious Crimes Criminals and Criminal Trials in American History 3 volumes

Author: Steven Chermak Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610695947
Release Date: 2016-01-25
Genre: True Crime

This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes

Indigenous Intellectuals

Author: Kiara M. Vigil
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316352175
Release Date: 2015-07-15
Genre: History

In the United States of America today, debates among, between, and within Indian nations continue to focus on how to determine and define the boundaries of Indian ethnic identity and tribal citizenship. From the 1880s and into the 1930s, many Native people participated in similar debates as they confronted white cultural expectations regarding what it meant to be an Indian in modern American society. Using close readings of texts, images, and public performances, this book examines the literary output of four influential American Indian intellectuals who challenged long-held conceptions of Indian identity at the turn of the twentieth century. Kiara M. Vigil traces how the narrative discourses created by these figures spurred wider discussions about citizenship, race, and modernity in the United States. Vigil demonstrates how these figures deployed aspects of Native American cultural practice to authenticate their status both as indigenous peoples and as citizens of the United States.

Making Indian Law

Author: Christian W. McMillen
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030014329X
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: History

In 1941, after decades of struggling to hold on to the remainder of their aboriginal home, the Hualapai Indians finally took their case to the Supreme Court?and won. The Hualapai case was the culminating event in a legal and intellectual revolution that transformed Indian law and ushered in a new way of writing Indian history that provided legal grounds for native land claims. But Making Indian Law is about more than a legal decision. It's the story of Hualapai activists, and eventually sympathetic lawyers, who challenged both the Santa Fe Railroad and the U.S. government to a courtroom showdown over the meaning of Indian property rights?and the Indian past. At the heart of the Hualapai campaign to save the reservation was documenting the history of Hualapai land use. Making Indian Law showcases the central role that the Hualapai and their lawyers played in formulating new understandings of native people, their property, and their past. To this day, the impact of the Hualapai decision is felt wherever and whenever indigenous land claims are litigated throughout the world.

Native American Sovereignty

Author: John R. Wunder
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815336297
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Law

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Lingua Franca

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ISBN: UOM:39015077158544
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Education, Higher


Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015023714028
Release Date: 1994-04
Genre: American literature