The nations within : the past and future of American Indian sovereignty /
Vine Deloria, Jr., Clifford M. Lytle.
New York : Pantheon Books, 1984.
293 p.
0394725662 (pbk.) :
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New York : Pantheon Books, 1984.
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 282-284.
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A thorough study of the present political situation regarding the American Indian and self-government.
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"Those of us who try to understand what is happening in North American Indian communities have learned to see Vine Deloria, Jr., both as an influential actor in the ongoing drama and also as its most knowledgeable interpreter. This new book on Indian self-rule is the most informative that I have seen in my own half-century of reading. Deloria and his co-author focus on John Collier's struggle with both the U.S. Congress and the Indian tribes to develop a New Deal for Indians fifty years ago. It is a blow-by-blow historical account, perhaps unique in the literature, which may be the only way to show the full complexity of American Indian relations with federal and state governments. This makes it possible in two brilliant concluding chapters to clarify current Indian points of view and to build onto initiatives that Indians have already taken to suggest which of these might be most useful for them to pursue. The unheeded message has been clear throughout history, but now we see how--if we let Indians do it their own way--they might, more quickly than we have imagined, rebuild their communities."--Sol Tax, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Chicago
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
A Status Higher Than Statesp. 1
Domestic Dependent Nationsp. 16
The Organization of the Reservationsp. 28
The Movement for Reformp. 37
The Vision of the Red Atlantisp. 55
The Collier Billp. 66
The House Hearingsp. 80
The Indian Congressesp. 101
Political Conflict in the Upper Housep. 122
The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 and the Collier Bill: A Comparisonp. 140
Bringing the Law to Lifep. 154
Ratification and Its Aftermathp. 171
The Barren Yearsp. 183
The Indian Civil Rights Actp. 200
The Cry for Self-Determinationp. 215
The Emergence of Indian Nationalismp. 232
The Future of Indian Nationsp. 244
A Comparison of the Wheeler-Howard Act and the Original Collier Billp. 269
Notesp. 275
Bibliographyp. 286
Indexp. 289
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