Not Without Our Consent: Lakota Resistance to Termination, 1950-59

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"In an effort to end the authority of local Native American governments, Congress passed Public Law 83 280 in 1953. Allowing states to apply their criminal and civil laws to Native American country, the law provided an unparalleled opportunity for the state of South Dakota to crush burgeoning Lakota nationalism." Edward Valandra's Not Without Our Consent documents the tenacious and formidable Lakota opposition to attempts at applying this law. In unprecedented depth, it follows the struggle of the Lakotas through the 1950s when, against all odds, their resistance succeeded in having South Dakota include Native consent as a prerequisite to state jurisdiction. The various House and Senate bills discussed in the book are reproduced in eight appendixes.
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"Not Without Our Consent is great historical sociology and an important contribution to the historical-legal scholarship in the field of American Indian history. The real value of Valandra's work of recovering and digesting data from the past is its ability to inform the present and future actions of policymakers of all three sovereigns, let they repeat the same costly and painful mistakes of the past."—Law and History Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252029448
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,468,129
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 U.S. termination policy, 1945-53 17
2 Lakota termination-ready status : Zimmerman applied 71
3 The 1958 Lakota referenda 143
App. A Public law 83-280 257
App. B Senate bill no. 278 260
App. C House bill no. 721 262
App. D House bill no. 892 (as originally introduced) 263
App. E Chapter 319 (house bill no. 892 as signed into law) 265
App. F Chapter 144 (senate bill no. 210) 267
App. G Chapter 464 (house bill no. 659) 268
App. H Chapter 467 (house bill no. 791) 270
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