Buying America from the Indians

Johnson V. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights
Author: Blake A. Watson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780806142449
Category: History
Page: 494
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Johnson v. McIntosh and its impact offers a comprehensive historical and legal overview of Native land rights since the European discovery of the New World. Watson sets the case in rich historical context. After tracing Anglo-American views of Native land rights to their European roots, Watson explains how speculative ventures in Native lands affected not only Indian peoples themselves but the causes and outcomes of the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and ratification of the Articles of Confederation. He then focuses on the transactions at issue in Johnson between the Illinois and Piankeshaw Indians, who sold their homelands, and the future shareholders of the United Illinois and Wabash Land Companies.

The Navajo Political Experience


Author: David E. Wilkins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442226692
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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Native nations, like the Navajo nation, have proven to be remarkably adept at retaining and exercising ever-increasing amounts of self-determination even when faced with powerful external constraints and limited resources. Now in this fourth edition of David E. Wilkins' The Navajo Political Experience, political developments of the last decade are discussed and analyzed comprehensively, and with as much accessibility as thoroughness and detail.

Shaping North America: From Exploration to the American Revolution [3 volumes]


Author: James E. Seelye Jr.,Shawn Selby
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836698
Category: History
Page: 1104
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This fascinating multivolume set provides a unique resource for learning about early American history, including thematic essays, topical entries, and an invaluable collection of primary source documents. • Provides readers with an easy-to-use collection of primary sources in virtually all areas of early American history • Offers encyclopedic coverage of both specific topics and broader concepts or themes in early American history • Collects a wide range of materials, both primary and tertiary, into a single multivolume resource set • Presents information in a concise, accessible tone and in a format that is easy for students to navigate

Weaving Alliances With Other Women

Chitimacha Indian Work in the New South
Author: Daniel H. Usner
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820348481
Category: History
Page: 136
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River-cane baskets woven by the Chitimachas of south Louisiana are universally admired for their beauty and workmanship. Recounting friendships that Chitimacha weaver Christine Paul (1874–1946) sustained with two non-Native women at different parts of her life, this book offers a rare vantage point into the lives of American Indians in the segregated South. Mary Bradford (1869–1954) and Caroline Dormon (1888–1971) were not only friends of Christine Paul; they were also patrons who helped connect Paul and other Chitimacha weavers with buyers for their work. Daniel H. Usner uses Paul’s letters to Bradford and Dormon to reveal how Indian women, as mediators between their own communities and surrounding outsiders, often drew on accumulated authority and experience in multicultural negotiation to forge new relationships with non-Indian women. Bradford’s initial interest in Paul was philanthropic, while Dormon’s was anthropological. Both certainly admired the artistry of Chitimacha baskets. For her part, Paul saw in Bradford and Dormon opportunities to promote her basketry tradition and expand a network of outsiders sympathetic to her tribe’s vulnerability on many fronts. As Usner explores these friendships, he touches on a range of factors that may have shaped them, including class differences, racial attitudes, and shared ideals of womanhood. The result is an engaging story of American Indian livelihood, identity, and self-determination.

Empire by Treaty

Negotiating European Expansion, 1600-1900
Author: Saliha Belmessous
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199391785
Category: History
Page: 287
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Most histories of European appropriation of indigenous territories have, until recently, focused on conquest and occupation, while relatively little attention has been paid to the history of treaty-making. Yet treaties were also a means of extending empire. To grasp the extent of European legal engagement with indigenous peoples, Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1600-1900 looks at the history of treaty-making in European empires (Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, French and British) from the early 17th to the late 19th century, that is, during both stages of European imperialism. While scholars have often dismissed treaties assuming that they would have been fraudulent or unequal, this book argues that there was more to the practice of treaty-making than mere commercial and political opportunism. Indeed, treaty-making was also promoted by Europeans as a more legitimate means of appropriating indigenous sovereignties and acquiring land than were conquest or occupation, and therefore as a way to reconcile expansion with moral and juridical legitimacy. As for indigenous peoples, they engaged in treaty-making as a way to further their interests even if, on the whole, they gained far less than the Europeans from those agreements and often less than they bargained for. The vexed history of treaty-making presents particular challenges for the great expectations placed in treaties for the resolution of conflicts over indigenous rights in post-colonial societies. These hopes are held by both indigenous peoples and representatives of the post-colonial state and yet, both must come to terms with the complex and troubled history of treaty-making over 300 years of empire. Empire by Treaty looks at treaty-making in Dutch colonial expansion, the Spanish-Portuguese border in the Americas, aboriginal land in Canada, French colonial West Africa, and British India.

Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian

The Crime That Should Haunt America
Author: Gary Clayton Anderson
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806145072
Category: History
Page: 472
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Mention “ethnic cleansing” and most Americans are likely to think of “sectarian” or “tribal” conflict in some far-off locale plagued by unstable or corrupt government. According to historian Gary Clayton Anderson, however, the United States has its own legacy of ethnic cleansing, and it involves American Indians. In Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian, Anderson uses ethnic cleansing as an analytical tool to challenge the alluring idea that Anglo-American colonialism in the New World constituted genocide. Beginning with the era of European conquest, Anderson employs definitions of ethnic cleansing developed by the United Nations and the International Criminal Court to reassess key moments in the Anglo-American dispossession of American Indians. Euro-Americans’ extensive use of violence against Native peoples is well documented. Yet Anderson argues that the inevitable goal of colonialism and U.S. Indian policy was not to exterminate a population, but to obtain land and resources from the Native peoples recognized as having legitimate possession. The clashes between Indians, settlers, and colonial and U.S. governments, and subsequent dispossession and forcible migration of Natives, fit the modern definition of ethnic cleansing. To support the case for ethnic cleansing over genocide, Anderson begins with English conquerors’ desire to push Native peoples to the margin of settlement, a violent project restrained by the Enlightenment belief that all humans possess a “natural right” to life. Ethnic cleansing comes into greater analytical focus as Anderson engages every major period of British and U.S. Indian policy, especially armed conflict on the American frontier where government soldiers and citizen militias alike committed acts that would be considered war crimes today. Drawing on a lifetime of research and thought about U.S.-Indian relations, Anderson analyzes the Jacksonian “Removal” policy, the gold rush in California, the dispossession of Oregon Natives, boarding schools and other “benevolent” forms of ethnic cleansing, and land allotment. Although not amounting to genocide, ethnic cleansing nevertheless encompassed a host of actions that would be deemed criminal today, all of which had long-lasting consequences for Native peoples.

Oregon Historical Quarterly


Author: Oregon Historical Society
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Oregon
Page: N.A
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Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Illinois
Page: N.A
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Native American Cultural and Religious Freedoms


Author: John R. Wunder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135631336
Category: Religion
Page: 400
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Documents of United States Indian Policy


Author: Francis Paul Prucha
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803287624
Category: Law
Page: 396
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The third edition of this landmark work adds forty new documents, which cover the significant developments in American Indian affairs since 1988. Among the topics dealt with are tribal self-governance, government-to-government relations, religious rights, repatriation of human remains, trust management, health and education, federal recognition of tribes, presidential policies, and Alaska Natives.

Begrabt mein Herz an der Biegung des Flusses


Author: Dee Alexander Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866478367
Category:
Page: 542
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Gott ist rot


Author: Vine Deloria
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783889774590
Category:
Page: 191
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Lakota Woman

die Geschichte einer Sioux-Frau
Author: Mary Crow Dog
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423361040
Category: Dakota Indians
Page: 250
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Früchte des Zorns


Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783552051911
Category: Labor camps
Page: 638
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Columbia law review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Louisiana Purchase and Its Peoples

Perspectives from the New Orleans Conference
Author: Paul E. Hoffman
Publisher: University of Louisiana
ISBN: 9781887366519
Category: Louisiana
Page: 322
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Collection of the papers that encapsulates the wide range of experiences of the various groups impacted more directly by the Purchase.

Hayes Historical Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Great American Court Cases: Business and government


Author: Mark F. Mikula,L. Mpho Mabunda,Allison McClintic Marion
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787629519
Category: Civil rights
Page: 4
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Nearly 800 cases, mostly argued before te Supreme Court, that have shaped American law.