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The Native American Rights Movement
     

The Native American Rights Movement

by Mark Grossman
 

This comprehensive reference source follows the history of efforts to preserve and recover the civil rights of American Indians in the United States.

• A–Z entries cover key persons, legislation, organizations, and events

• Includes black and white illustrations

Overview

This comprehensive reference source follows the history of efforts to preserve and recover the civil rights of American Indians in the United States.

• A–Z entries cover key persons, legislation, organizations, and events

• Includes black and white illustrations

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"…a valuable resource of information drawn from the voluminous annals of American Indian affairs. Grossman's work is unique in drawing together Native rights issues and including material not found in other works. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries." - Library Journal

"Meaty articles, each concluded by numerous cross-references and succinct bibliographies … a significant and unique contribution to the reference literature on America's native peoples and their history. While other sources treat the peoples from ethnological and other perspectives, only this thoroughly researched and clearly written book focuses on the issue of their rights." - Rettig on Reference (Gale.com)

"The alphabetically arranged entries are well written and informative … Useful, well-crafted, and easy to use, this work is highly recommended for all collections." - Choice

Library Journal
Taking the view that the Native rights struggle began at European contact, Grossman (Guide to the Persian Gulf War, LJ 5/1/96) offers a valuable resource of information drawn from the voluminous annals of American Indian affairs. The alphabetically arranged articles reach back to the Laws of Burgos (Spain, 1512) but emphasize North American treaties, legislation, court decisions, presidential messages, commissions, and reports. Cross-cultural biographies include reformers, Indian commissioners, historic Native leaders, and 20th-century activists, while ethnology, pan-Indianism, archaeological protection, Native religious practice, gaming regulations, and taxation are among the topics covered. Native American rights have been addressed in many narrative texts, e.g., Wilcomb E. Washburn's classic Red Man's Land, White Man's Law (LJ 9/1/71), and several impressive encyclopedias on Natives have appeared recently, e.g., Encyclopedia of North American Indians (LJ 12/96). Yet Grossman's work is unique in drawing together Native rights issues and including material (especially descriptions of federal cases) not found in other works. Enhanced by a 30-page bibliography and a 25-page timeline, this is an important source. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries.-Margaret W. Norton, Morton West H.S., Berwyn, Ill.
Booknews
Primarily an encyclopedia citing people, events, and other aspects of the movement since the 1960s. Among the entries are prominent Native Americans, nations and tribal groups, officials of the US government who impacted policy, relevant court cases, and military campaigns and resistance. Also includes a chronology beginning in 1492. Lightly illustrated in black and white. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874368222
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Series:
Clio Companions Series
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Grossman is a professional writer specializing in American and world history, constitutional law, and the environment. He is the author of ABC-CLIO's award winning Encyclopedia of the Persian Gulf War.

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