Enduring Legacies: Native American Treaties and Contemporary Controversies

Enduring Legacies: Native American Treaties and Contemporary Controversies

by Bruce E. Johansen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313321043

ISBN-13: 9780313321047

Pub. Date: 04/30/2004

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Treaties are so fundamental to the lives of Native Americans and their nations in the United States and Canada that life without them would be difficult to imagine. Most contemporary issues, from land claims to resource ownership to gambling permits, are rooted in laws that derive much of their sustenance from such documents. Treaties are, therefore, vibrant documents

Overview

Treaties are so fundamental to the lives of Native Americans and their nations in the United States and Canada that life without them would be difficult to imagine. Most contemporary issues, from land claims to resource ownership to gambling permits, are rooted in laws that derive much of their sustenance from such documents. Treaties are, therefore, vibrant documents that define important issues in our time. This book is an attempt to maintain a national conversation on the treaty basis of important contemporary laws and issues. While the texts of such treaties have long been available, discussion and other annotation in a context that gives them contemporary meaning has been scarce.This collection of essays by experts in Native American history examines these historic agreements in light of recent and ongoing controversies. Claims to ancestral land bases are one prime example: the Canandaigua Treaty of 1794 provides a context in which to address the Onondaga's claim to most of the Syracuse urban area. Treaties provide the bases for events such as the modern-day rebirth of the Ponca Nation in Nebraska more than a century after a bureaucratic error resulted in banishment from ancestral land. One chapter explores why the U.S. Army still officially regards tragic events at Wounded Knee in December 1890 as a battle, rather than a massacre. Another reveals how treaties and laws have been used to retain and regain gas and oil resource ownership. Still another expert examines why so much energy has been expended over the fate of 9,300- year-old bones that have come to be called Kennewick Man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313321047
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2004
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Bruce E. Johansen

The "Lobster War," the Marshall Decision, and Emerging Canadian First Nations' Treaty Rights by Bruce E. Johansen

Sovereign Municipalities? Twenty Years After the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 Granville Ganter

The Treaty of Canadaigua (1794): Past and Present by Robert W. Venables

The Iroquois Land Claims: A Legacy of Fraud, Politics, and Dispossession by John C. Mohawk

The New York Oneidas: A Business Called a Nation by Bruce E. Johansen

The Greenville Treaty of 1795: Pen-and-Ink Witchcraft in the Struggles for the Old Northwest by Barbara Alice Mann

Rebirth of the Osni (Northern) Ponca by Jerry Stubben

Wounded Knee, 1890: Battle or Massacre? Treaty Context by Hugh J. Reilly

How the Osages Kept Their Oil by Teresa Trunbly-Lamsam

Kennewick Man: The Facts, the Fantasies, and the Stakes by Bruce E. Johansen

The New Terminators: A Guide to the Anti-Treaty Movement by Bruce E. Johansen

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