Those Who Belong

Author: Jill Doerfler
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
ISBN: 1611861691
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: History

Despite the central role blood quantum played in political formations of American Indian identity in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there are few studies that explore how tribal nations have contended with this transformation of tribal citizenship. Those Who Belong explores how White Earth Anishinaabeg understood identity and blood quantum in the early twentieth century, how it was employed and manipulated by the U.S. government, how it came to be the sole requirement for tribal citizenship in 1961, and how a contemporary effort for constitutional reform sought a return to citizenship criteria rooted in Anishinaabe kinship, replacing the blood quantum criteria with lineal descent. Those Who Belong illustrates the ways in which Anishinaabeg of White Earth negotiated multifaceted identities, both before and after the introduction of blood quantum as a marker of identity and as the sole requirement for tribal citizenship. Doerfler’s research reveals that Anishinaabe leaders resisted blood quantum as a tribal citizenship requirement for decades before acquiescing to federal pressure. Constitutional reform efforts in the twenty-first century brought new life to this longstanding debate and led to the adoption of a new constitution, which requires lineal descent for citizenship.

American Indian Politics and the American Political System

Author: David E. Wilkins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442252660
Release Date: 2017-04-13
Genre: Political Science

American Indian Politics and the American Political System remains the definitive source on the structure of indigenous governments and their international relations. The text analyzes the challenges facing Indigenous nations as they develop new and innovative strategies to defend and demand recognition of their national character and rights.

The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History

Author: Frederick E. Hoxie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199858903
Release Date: 2016-03-16
Genre: History

"Everything you know about Indians is wrong." As the provocative title of Paul Chaat Smith's 2009 book proclaims, everyone knows about Native Americans, but most of what they know is the fruit of stereotypes and vague images. The real people, real communities, and real events of indigenous America continue to elude most people. The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History confronts this erroneous view by presenting an accurate and comprehensive history of the indigenous peoples who lived-and live-in the territory that became the United States. Thirty-two leading experts, both Native and non-Native, describe the historical developments of the past 500 years in American Indian history, focusing on significant moments of upheaval and change, histories of indigenous occupation, and overviews of Indian community life. The first section of the book charts Indian history from before 1492 to European invasions and settlement, analyzing US expansion and its consequences for Indian survival up to the twenty-first century. A second group of essays consists of regional and tribal histories. The final section illuminates distinctive themes of Indian life, including gender, sexuality and family, spirituality, art, intellectual history, education, public welfare, legal issues, and urban experiences. A much-needed and eye-opening account of American Indians, this Handbook unveils the real history often hidden behind wrong assumptions, offering stimulating ideas and resources for new generations to pursue research on this topic.

Blood Will Tell

Author: Katherine Ellinghaus
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9781496201607
Release Date: 2017-08
Genre: History

Blood Will Tell reveals the underlying centrality of “blood” that shaped official ideas about who was eligible to be defined as Indian by the General Allotment Act in the United States. Katherine Ellinghaus traces the idea of blood quantum and how the concept came to dominate Native identity and national status between 1887 and 1934 and how related exclusionary policies functioned to dispossess Native people of their land. The U.S. government’s unspoken assumption at the time was that Natives of mixed descent were undeserving of tribal status and benefits, notwithstanding that Native Americans of mixed descent played crucial roles in the national implementation of allotment policy. Ellinghaus explores on-the-ground case studies of Anishinaabeg, Arapahos, Cherokees, Eastern Cherokees, Cheyennes, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, Lakotas, Lumbees, Ojibwes, Seminoles, and Virginia tribes. Documented in these cases, the history of blood quantum as a policy reveals assimilation’s implications and legacy. The role of blood quantum is integral to understanding how Native Americans came to be one of the most disadvantaged groups in the United States, and it remains a significant part of present-day debates about Indian identity and tribal membership. Blood Will Tell is an important and timely contribution to current political and scholarly debates.

The Archaeology of the Donner Party

Author: Donald L. Hardesty
Publisher:
ISBN: 0874176611
Release Date: 2005-10
Genre: History

The tragic saga of the Donner Party has inspired both legend and scholarship ever since the survivors were rescued from the High Sierra snows in the spring of 1847. This work offers insight into the ordeal of these ill-fated emigrants and demonstrates the vital role that archaeology can play in expanding our understanding of historical events.

Formen die der kapitalistischen Produktion vorhergehen

Author: Karl Marx
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783843043953
Release Date: 2014-02-19
Genre: Fiction

Karl Marx: Formen, die der kapitalistischen Produktion vorhergehen Auszug aus den ökonomischen Manuskripten der Jahre 1857/58, die erstmals 1939 unter dem Titel »Grundrisse der Kritik der politischen Ökonomie« veröffentlicht wurden (Moskau 1939). – Die eckigen Klammern bei Marx wurden durch geschweifte Klammern ersetzt. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels: Werke. Herausgegeben vom Institut für Marxismus-Leninismus beim ZK der SED, 43 Bände, Band 42, Berlin: Dietz-Verlag, 1983. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 12 pt.

Homo sacer

Author: Giorgio Agamben
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518784204
Release Date: 2012-09-17
Genre: Philosophy

Der homo sacer ist die Verkörperung einer archaischen römischen Rechtsfigur: Zwar durfte er straflos getötet, nicht aber geopfert werden, was auch seine Tötung sinnlos und ihn gleichsam unberührbar machte – woraus sich der Doppelsinn von sacer als ›verflucht‹ und ›geheiligt‹ ableitet. Giorgio Agamben stellt im Anschluß an Foucault und als philosophische Korrektur von dessen Konzept der Biopolitik die These auf, daß Biopolitik, indem sie den Menschen auf einen biologischen Nullwert zurückzuführen versucht, das nackte Leben zum eigentlichen Subjekt der Moderne macht. Ausgehend von Carl Schmitts Souveränitätskonzept, kommt Agamben zu einer Interpretation des Konzentrationslagers als »nomos der Moderne«, wo Recht und Tat, Regel und Ausnahme, Leben und Tod ununterscheidbar werden. In den zwischen Leben und Tod siechenden Häftlingen, aber auch in den Flüchtlingen von heute sieht er massenhaft real gewordene Verkörperungen des homo sacer und des nackten Lebens. Die philosophische Begründung dessen, daß diese Möglichkeit keineswegs nur historisch ist, hat eine Diskussion entfacht, die weit über Italien und Europa hinausreicht.

Heyoka

Author: John Plant
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X004038662
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Indians of North America


Der lange Weg

Author: Joseph Boyden
Publisher:
ISBN: 3442737826
Release Date: 2008
Genre: English fiction


Kanada

Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446241015
Release Date: 2012-08-27
Genre: Fiction

Illegaler Handel, ein Banküberfall, drei Morde - um nicht weniger geht es in Richard Fords sprach- und bildgewaltigem neuem Roman. Dells Eltern sind nach einem gescheiterten Banküberfall in Montana festgenommen worden; er selbst ist zu seinem Schutz nach Kanada gebracht worden. Nun trifft er dort in einem einsamen Städtchen auf eine merkwürdige Schar. Bei Arthur Remlinger kann er unterschlüpfen - doch der Besitzer eines heruntergekommenen Jagdhotels erweist sich als ein Mann mit dunkler Vergangenheit. Inmitten der überwältigenden Landschaft von Saskatchewan entfaltet sich die Geschichte einer schmerzvollen Passage in die Welt der Erwachsenen, wo es keine Unschuldigen geben kann.