American Indians, Time, and the Law: Native Societies in a Modern Constitutional Democracy / Edition 1

American Indians, Time, and the Law: Native Societies in a Modern Constitutional Democracy / Edition 1

by Charles F. Wilkinson
     
 

In 1959, the Supreme Court ushered in a new era of Indian law, which recognizes Indian tribes as permanent governments within the federal constitutional system and, on the whole, honors old promises to the Indians. Drawing together historical sources such as the records of treaty negotiations with the Indians, classic political theory on the nature of sovereignty, and… See more details below

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In 1959, the Supreme Court ushered in a new era of Indian law, which recognizes Indian tribes as permanent governments within the federal constitutional system and, on the whole, honors old promises to the Indians. Drawing together historical sources such as the records of treaty negotiations with the Indians, classic political theory on the nature of sovereignty, and anthropological studies of societal change, Wilkinson evaluates the Court's work in Indian law over the past twenty five years and considers the effects of time on law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300041361
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1988
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,451,968
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

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