American Indian Politics and the American Political System / Edition 3

American Indian Politics and the American Political System / Edition 3

by David E. Wilkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 1442203889

ISBN-13: 9781442203884

Pub. Date: 10/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Now in its third edition, American Indian Politics and the American Political System is the most comprehensive study written from a political science perspective that analyzes the structures and functions of indigenous governments (including Alaskan Native communities and Hawaiian Natives) and the distinctive legal and political rights these nations exercise

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Now in its third edition, American Indian Politics and the American Political System is the most comprehensive study written from a political science perspective that analyzes the structures and functions of indigenous governments (including Alaskan Native communities and Hawaiian Natives) and the distinctive legal and political rights these nations exercise internally, while also examining the fascinating intergovernmental relationship that exists between native nations, the states, and the federal government.

The third edition contains a number of important modifications. First, it is now coauthored by Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, who brings a spirited new voice to the study. Second, it contains ample discussion of how President Obama's election has altered the dynamics of Indian Country politics and law. Third, it contains more discussion of women's issues, several new vignettes, an updated timeline, new photographs, and updated charts, tables, and figures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442203884
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/16/2010
Series:
Spectrum Series: Race and Ethnicity in National and Global Politics Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Photographs vii

List of Tables ix

List of Acronyms xi

Preface to the Third Edition xiii

Note on Terminology xvii

Timeline of American Indian Peoples: All Nations and Regions xix

Introduction xxvii

1 A Tour of Native Peoples and Native Lands 1

2 Indigenous Peoples Are Nations, Not Minorities 33

3 Indigenous Governments: Past, Present, and Future 51

The Iroquois Confederacy: A Case Study 54

The Cherokee: A Case Study 60

The Ft. Peck Reservation's General Council: A Case Study 69

The Navajo Nation's President: A Case Study 70

The Crow Tribal Court: A Case Study 70

4 Actors in Native Politics 83

Traffic Safety on Native Land: A Case Study 116

Northwest Tribes and the State of Washington: A Case Study 118

5 A History of Federal Indian Policy 121

6 Tribal Political Economy 135

The Mashantucket Pequot: A Case Study 146

7 Indigenous Political Participation: Patriotism, Suffrage, and Partisanship 165

8 Native Interest Group Activity and Activism 189

9 Native Peoples, Images, and the Media 211

10 Indigenous Nations and the American Political System 229

Appendix A 1778 Delaware-U.S. Treaty 241

Appendix B Talton v. Mayes (1896) 245

Appendix C Constitution and Bylaws of the Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico 253

Appendix D Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies 263

Appendix E Major Congressional Law Affecting Indians 265

Appendix F Selected Internet Resources 271

Notes 275

Glossary 307

Suggested Readings 315

Case Index 319

Subject Index 321

About the Authors 339

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