The Nations Within: The Past and Future of American Indian Sovereignty

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"Those of us who try to understand what is happening in North American Indian communities have learned to see Vine Deloria, Jr., both as an influential actor in the ongoing drama and also as its most knowledgeable interpreter. This new book on Indian self-rule is the most informative that I have seen in my own half-century of reading. Deloria and his co-author focus on John Collier's struggle with both the U.S. Congress and the Indian tribes to develop a New Deal for Indians fifty years ago. It is a blow-by-blow historical account, perhaps ...

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Overview

"Those of us who try to understand what is happening in North American Indian communities have learned to see Vine Deloria, Jr., both as an influential actor in the ongoing drama and also as its most knowledgeable interpreter. This new book on Indian self-rule is the most informative that I have seen in my own half-century of reading. Deloria and his co-author focus on John Collier's struggle with both the U.S. Congress and the Indian tribes to develop a New Deal for Indians fifty years ago. It is a blow-by-blow historical account, perhaps unique in the literature, which may be the only way to show the full complexity of American Indian relations with federal and state governments. This makes it possible in two brilliant concluding chapters to clarify current Indian points of view and to build onto initiatives that Indians have already taken to suggest which of these might be most useful for them to pursue. The unheeded message has been clear throughout history, but now we see how—if we let Indians do it their own way—they might, more quickly than we have imagined, rebuild their communities."

—Sol Tax, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Chicago

A cogent analysis of the stormy political relations between the Indian nations and the white government with timely proposals addressing urgent needs on reservations today.

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Those of us who try to understand what is happening in North American Indian communities have learned to see Vine Deloria, Jr., both as an influential actor in the ongoing drama and also as its most knowledgeable interpreter. This new book on Indian self-rule is the most informative that I have seen in my own half-century of reading. Deloria and his co-author focus on John Collier's struggle with both the U.S. Congress and the Indian tribes to develop a New Deal for Indians fifty years ago. It is a blow-by-blow historical account, perhaps unique in the literature, which may be the only way to show the full complexity of American Indian relations with federal and state governments. This makes it possible in two brilliant concluding chapters to clarify current Indian points of view and to build onto initiatives that Indians have already taken to suggest which of these might be most useful for them to pursue. The unheeded message has been clear throughout history, but now we see how--if we let Indians do it their own way--they might, more quickly than we have imagined, rebuild their communities.
Sol Tax, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Chicago
Sol Tax
Those of us who try to understand what is happening in North American Indian communities have learned to see Vine Deloria, Jr., both as an influential actor in the ongoing drama and also as its most knowledgeable interpreter. This new book on Indian self-rule is the most informative that I have seen in my own half-century of reading. Deloria and his co-author focus on John Collier’s struggle with both the U.S. Congress and the Indian tribes to develop a New Deal for Indians fifty years ago. It is a blow-by-blow historical account, perhaps unique in the literature, which may be the only way to show the full complexity of American Indian relations with federal and state governments. This makes it possible in two brilliant concluding chapters to clarify current Indian points of view and to build onto initiatives that Indians have already taken to suggest which of these might be most useful for them to pursue. The unheeded message has been clear throughout history, but now we see how—if we let Indians do it their own way—they might, more quickly than we have imagined, rebuild their communities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292715981
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,251,338
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
1. A Status Higher Than States
2. Domestic Dependent Nations
3. The Organization of the Reservations
4. The Movement for Reform
5. The Vision of the Red Atlantis
6. The Collier Bill
7. The House Hearings
8. The Indian Congresses
9. Political Conflict in the Upper House
10. The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 and the Collier Bill: A Comparison
11. Bringing the Law to Life
12. Ratification and Its Aftermath
13. The Barren Years
14. The Indian Civil Rights Act
15. The Cry for Self-Determination
16. The Emergence of Indian Nationalism
17. The Future of Indian Nations
Appendix: A Comparison of the Wheeler-Howard Act and the Original Collier Bill
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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