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Nation to nation : treaties between the United States & American Indian Nations

Harjo, Suzan Shown, (editor.).

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Breckenridge Public Library 342.7308 NAT (Text) 33500011950516 Main Checked out 12/15/2020

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  • ISBN: 1588344797 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 9781588344793 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 1588344789 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781588344786 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 258 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Published by the National Museum of the American Indian in association with Smithsonian Books, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 245) and index.
Summary, etc.: "Approximately 368 treaties were negotiated and signed by U.S. commissioners and tribal leaders (and subsequently approved by the U.S. Senate) from 1777 to 1868. These treaties enshrine promises the U.S. government made to Indian people and recognize tribes as nations--a fact that distinguishes tribal citizens from other Americans, and supports contemporary Native assertions of tribal sovereignty and self-determination. Treaties are legally binding and still in effect. Beginning in the 1960s, Native activists invoked America's growing commitment to social justice to restore broken treaties. Today, the reassertion of treaty rights and tribal self-determination is evident in renewed tribal political, economic, and cultural strength, as well as in reinvigorated nation-to-nation relations with the United States"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 October #1
    This seminal volume, being published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, also commemorates the museum's tenth anniversary. Those who contributed essays include Native and non-Native historians, legal scholars, and tribal activists, their sources culled from Native American material culture, tribal oral traditions, interviews, and historical documents. In assessing "what went wrong" with the 368 treaty relationships of "mutual respect" forged between 1777 and 1868, the authors cite numerous overreaches of power by the U.S. government, including the Doctrine of Discovery of 1823, whereby Indians lost the title to their lands, only retaining the right to occupy them; the "civilization regulations" which, beginning in 1883, criminalized everything traditional in Indian life; and the Plenary Power Doctrine of 1903, which stated that Congress could abrogate treaties without tribal consent. As the twentieth century unfolded, Indian nations "dusted off their treaties" and demanded that their original bilateral intent be fulfilled—leading to the restoration of water rights, fishing rights, and tribal civil jurisdiction. This landmark volume highlights this crucial and evolving process. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

SUZAN SHOWN HARJO (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee) is an advocate for American Indian rights as well as a poet, writer, lecturer, and curator. She is president of the Morning Star Institute, an American Indian rights advocacy group in Washington, DC.

Subject: Indians of North America Treaties History
Indians of North America Legal status, laws, etc
Indians of North America Government relations
Treaty-making power United States History
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
HISTORY / United States / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Treaties
Genre: Treaties
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