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American Indian Policy: Self-Governance and Economic Development

American Indian Policy: Self-Governance and Economic Development

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This survey of American Indian policy provides a short history of the mainly unsuccessful efforts by American Indians in the past to assert themselves, and then examines changing concepts relating to self-governance and political, economic, legal, educational, religious, and employment rights. This assessment of Indian opportunities and difficulties examines self-governance in relation to economic development, the redefinition of property rights, the status of development on Indian reservations, and the success some tribes have had in attempting to utilize their resources appropriately and more effectively.

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ISBN-13: 9780313289927
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/1993
Series: Contributions in Political Science Series , #32
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1580L (what's this?)

About the Author

LYMAN H. LEGTERS is Professor Emeritus at the School of International Studies, University of Washington, and Senior Fellow at the William O. Douglas Institute, Washington.

FREMONT J. LYDEN is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, and board member of the Kluckhohn Research Center. He has written at length on public policy problems. His most recent book, co-edited with Lyman H. Legters, was Native Americans and Public Policy (1992).

Table of Contents



Self-Government for Native Americans: The Case of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Designing a Tribal Organization for Self-Governance

American Self-Governance: Fact, Fantasy, and Prospects for the Future

Indian Policy at the Beginning of the 1990s: The Trivialization of Struggle

Self-Determination and the Tribal College Movement

Indian Religion, the First Amendment and the State

Indian Preference: Racial Discrimination or Political Right

Economic Development and Self Governance

The Redefinition of Property Rights in American Indian Reservations

Economic Development as the Foundation for Self-Determination: A Survey

Who Is Subsidizing Whom?

Forest-based Economic Development in Native American Lands: Two Case Studies


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