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Title The tribal movement in American politics : the struggle for Native American sovereignty / Christine K. Gray
Author Gray, Christine K
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Location Call number Status
 Kirby  E98.T77 G74 2013    AVAILABLE  
Phys Desc x, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Series Contemporary Native American communities: stepping stones to the seventh generation
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "In the 'tribal moment in American politics,' which occurred from the 1950s to the mid- to late-1970s, American Indians waged civil disobedience for tribal self-determination and fought from within the U.S. legal and political systems. The U.S. government responded characteristically, overall wielding its authority in incremental, frequently double-edged ways that simultaneously opened and restricted tribal options. The actions of Native Americans and public officials brought about a new era of tribal-American relations in which tribal sovereignty has become a central issue, underpinning self-determination, and involving the tribes, states, and federal government in intergovernmental cooperative activities as well as jurisdictional skirmishes. American Indian tribes struggle still with the impacts of a capitalist economy on their traditional ways of life. Most rely heavily on federal support. Yet they have also called on tribal sovereignty to protect themselves. Asking how and why the United States is willing to accept tribal sovereignty, this book examines the development of the 'order' of Indian affairs. Beginning with the nation's founding, it brings to light the hidden assumptions in that order. It examines the underlying deep contradictions that have existed in the relationship between the United States and the tribes as the order has evolved, up to and into the 'tribal moment.'"--Publisher's website
Contents The Tribal Moment -- A New Nation, Transformation, and Indian Affairs -- The Structuring of Indian Affairs -- Sovereignty Submerged -- Against Assimilation -- Transition -- Not Termination, but Self-Determination -- Sovereignty Revisited
Subject Indians of North America -- Politics and government
Indians of North America -- Government relations
Tribal government -- United States
Self-determination, National -- United States
United States -- Politics and government
United States -- Race relations
Alt Series Contemporary Native American communities
ISBN 9780759123809 (cloth : alk. paper)
0759123802 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780759123816 (electronic)
0759123810 (electronic)

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