Native Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook

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Native Americans and Political Participation opens the door to a previously invisible subject in political science and American history. Presenting, for the first time, data from a Native American survey of more than 400 elected and appointed tribal officials collected over the past ten years, this watershed work infuses facts with personal opinions of 20th-century Native American tribal leaders.

Readers will learn how multitribe lobbying is funded by gambling revenues and meet key activists like the Means and Bellcourt brothers. Other topics covered include the National Congress of American Indians, the battle at Wounded Knee, and the American Indian Movement. Discussions of these and other events and organizations reveal the powerful ways in which American Indians are utilizing the political system to further their causes.

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"This volume adds to the literature that is available to the general reader and is welcomed. It should be in public and academic libraries."


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576072622
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: Political Participation in America
  • Pages: 341
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Series foreword
1 Introduction to Native Americans 1
2 Native American political activism 53
3 Participation in social movements and interest groups 99
4 Native American participation in electoral politics 129
5 Native American participation in political officeholding 167
Documents 189
The constitution of the Iroquois nations 189
The Northwest Ordinance (1787) 216
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 221
General Allotment Act (Dawes Act) of 1887 223
United States code title 25 - Indians chapter 21 - Indian child welfare 228
Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) of 1988 243
Indian entities recognized and eligible to receive services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs 244
American Indian organizations 273
State-recognized tribes and contacts 274
American Indian urban centers 306
American Indian tribal colleges 312
Common questions in regard to Native Americans 314
American Indian history timetable 319
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    The Truth Revealed

    Dr. Stubben offers the experiences, words and dreams of the Native people who have found to maintain their god given place in the political world that is control at the time of each generation. A message of wisdom, perseverance, strength and spiritual guidance identifies a people who will rule over the lands of their ancestors and their own lands forever.

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