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The Invasion of Indian Country in the 20th Century: American Capitalism and Tribal Natural Resources / Edition 1
     

The Invasion of Indian Country in the 20th Century: American Capitalism and Tribal Natural Resources / Edition 1

by Donald Fixico, Univ Pr of Colorado
 

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ISBN-10: 0870815172

ISBN-13: 9780870815171

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

The struggle between Indians and whites for land did not end on the battlefields in the 1800s. When this hostile era closed with Native Americans forced onto reservations, no one expected that rich natural resources lay beneath these lands that white America would desperately desire. Yet oil, timber, fish, coal, water, and other resources were discovered to be in

Overview

The struggle between Indians and whites for land did not end on the battlefields in the 1800s. When this hostile era closed with Native Americans forced onto reservations, no one expected that rich natural resources lay beneath these lands that white America would desperately desire. Yet oil, timber, fish, coal, water, and other resources were discovered to be in great demand in the mainstream market, and a new war began with Indian tribes and their leaders trying to protect their tribal natural resources throughout the twentieth century.

In The Invasion of Indian Country in the 20th Century, Donald Fixico details the course of this struggle, providing a wealth of information on the resources possessed by individual tribes and the way in which they were systematically defrauded and stripped of these resources. Fixico contends that federal policies originally devised to protect Indian interests ironically worked against the Indian nations as the tribes employed new tactics with the Council of Energy Resources Tribes, using the law in courts and applying aggressive business leadership to combat the capitalist invasion by mainstream America.

Fixico's analysis of this war being waged throughout the century and today serves as an indispensable reference tool for anyone interested in Native American history and current government policy with regard to Indian lands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870815171
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction to Indian and White Valuesxv
Part 1: Elements of Indian Society and Policies
1 Jackson Barnett and the Allotment of Muscogee Creek
Lands3
2 The Osage Murders and Oil27
3 Struggle for Pueblo Water Rights in the Southwest55
4 Termination of the Klamath and Timberlands in the
Pacific Northwest79
5 Chippewa Fishing and Hunting Rights in the Great Lakes103
6 Controversy and Spirituality in the Black Hills123
Part 2: Defense Strategies for Tribal Natural Resources
7 The Demand for Natural Resources on Reservations143
8 The Council of Energy Resource Tribes159
9 Battlegrounds in the Courts177
10 Environmental Issues and Tribal Leadership189
11 American Indian Philosophy and Global Concerns205
Appendix A: CERT Member Tribes and Natural Resources for 1990219
Appendix B: Structure of the Council of Energy Resource Tribes221
Appendix C: Tribal Off and Gas Production223
Bibliography225
Index243
ILLUSTRATIONS
Natural resources on Indianlandsxxi
Jackson Barnett, Creek, richest Indian4
Oil gusher in Oklahoma30
William K Hale, serf-proclaimed "King of the
Osages"40
Pueblo lands56
Senator Holm O. Bursum of New Mexico57
Buffalo in the Black Hills124

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