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Overview

Moving into the 21st century, Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities remain culturally vibrant and politically innovative as they continue to struggle for survival on many fronts. Editor Troy R. Johnson has assembled a volume of top scholarship from which emerge the complexity and diversity of Native American political life. Each topical section is introduced by the editor's own commentaries, which provide background and integrated analyses of the issues at hand. These are followed by informative and critical studies, many drawn from the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, which offer grounded experiences and perspectives from a variety of Native American political settings.
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Editorial Reviews

Journal Of Ethnic History
Although there are several anthropological textbooks on Native Americans, a collection discussing contemporary sociological issues for classroom use is sorely missing. Champagne and Johnson are addressing this lack. In their two-volume collection of essays, the editors are providing a broad range of topics facing Native American communities at this time.
— Annette Kuhlman, (University of Wisconsin, Baraboo)
Ethnic and Racial Studies
This is an excellent addition to the literature on Native American politics, useful in undergraduate courses, as well as, one would hope, to the many academics in political science and elsewhere whose knowledge of the subject is scant.
— Frank Wilmer, (Montana State University)
Practicing Anthropology
These two volumes (with Contemporary Native American Cultural Issues, ed Champagne) succeed in conveying the complexity of Native American needs and the cultural context in which they are embedded.
— Niels W. Braroe, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Journal Of Ethnic History - Annette Kuhlman
Although there are several anthropological textbooks on Native Americans, a collection discussing contemporary sociological issues for classroom use is sorely missing. Champagne and Johnson are addressing this lack. In their two-volume collection of essays, the editors are providing a broad range of topics facing Native American communities at this time.
Ethnic and Racial Studies - Frank Wilmer
This is an excellent addition to the literature on Native American politics, useful in undergraduate courses, as well as, one would hope, to the many academics in political science and elsewhere whose knowledge of the subject is scant.
Practicing Anthropology - Niels W. Braroe
These two volumes (with Contemporary Native American Cultural Issues, ed Champagne) succeed in conveying the complexity of Native American needs and the cultural context in which they are embedded.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761990611
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: Contemporary Native American Communities Series , #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Sales rank: 1,074,430
  • Product dimensions: 0.68 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Troy R. Johnson is an Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at California State University, Long Beach.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I Nationalism and Sovereignty
1 The Tragedy and the Travesty: The Subversion of Sovereignty in North America
2 The Past as Legacy and Project: Postcolonial Criticism in the Perspective of Indigenous Historicism
Pt. II International Indigenous Initiatives
3 Recent United Nations Initiatives Concerning the Indigenous Peoples
4 Claiming Memory in British Columbia: Aboriginal Rights and the State
Pt. III Economic Development
5 Traditional American Indian Economic Policy
6 Indian Gaming: Financial and Regulatory Issues
Pt. IV Law and Justice
7 The Contextual Nature of American Indian Criminality
8 Public Law 280 and the Problem of 'Lawlessness' in California Indian Country
Pt. V Repatriation
9 Nebraskas Landmark Repatriation Law: A Study of Cross-Cultural Conflict and Resolution
10 Acknowledging the Repatriation Claims of Unacknowledged California Tribes
Pt. VI Activism
11 American Indian Activism and Transformation: Lessons from Alcatraz
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Editor
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