Full legal sovereignty includes the power to make decisions about relations with other nations and control of internal government functions. The essays in this volume offer a sampling of different kinds of political, economic, and social sovereignty, conveying the diverse opinions about sovereignty among Native American and non-Native American scholars. Moreover, they show how historically, how sovereignty has a modern meaning. Federal policy toward Native American nations today is ostensibly one of self-determination. It is the subject of an important debate that provides the focus of this collection of how this Federal policy fits into the Native American ideal for sovereignty.