Unsettled Past, Unsettled Future: The Story of Maine Indians

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Historian and former Maine legislator Rolde traces the rocky relations between Native Americans and European Americans in the state from the initial contact in the 17th century, through 1980 when the largest Indian land claim to that date in the continental US was settled, to controversies over casinos in December 2003. He begins by reviewing the basics of Indian Law. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Overview

Historian and former Maine legislator Rolde traces the rocky relations between Native Americans and European Americans in the state from the initial contact in the 17th century, through 1980 when the largest Indian land claim to that date in the continental US was settled, to controversies over casinos in December 2003. He begins by reviewing the basics of Indian Law. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9780884482550
  • Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 462
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Chapter 1 Indian Law 101 1
Chapter 2 Prelude 10
Chapter 3 The Real Land Claims Case Develops 19
Chapter 4 Into the Thick of the Lands Claims Issue 30
Chapter 5 The Actual Settlement: Procedures and Implications 45
Chapter 6 Looking Back, Way Back 55
Chapter 7 The People 67
Chapter 8 The People II 81
Chapter 9 Setting the Tone 91
Chapter 10 One Hundred Years of Warfare 102
Chapter 11 The Last Phase 119
Chapter 12 Yet a New War 135
Chapter 13 Postwar Under Massachusetts 156
Chapter 14 Maine in Charge 172
Chapter 15 The 1840s and 1850s 195
Chapter 16 Old John Neptune and Other Notables 212
Chapter 17 Elsewhere in Indian Country 232
Chapter 18 The Transition 248
Chapter 19 Just Before the Storm 283
Chapter 20 Aftermath I 302
Chapter 21 Aftermath II 320
Chapter 22 Looking Around I 337
Chapter 23 Looking Around II 366
Chapter 24 All Hell Breaks Loose in Maine Again 389
Chapter 25 The Referendum Rejected 407
Chapter 26 Indigenous Peoples 419
Afterword 434
Bibliography 441
Index 452
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