Many people living far away from Indian reservations express sympathy for the poverty and misery experienced by Native Americans, yet, Thomas Biolsi argues, the problems faced by Native Americans are the results of white privilege.
In Deadliest Enemies, Biolsi connects the origins of racial tension between Indians and non-Indians on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota to federal laws, showing how the courts have created opposing political interests along race lines. Biolsi demonstrates that the court’s definitions of legal rightsboth constitutional and treaty rightsmake solutions to racial tensions intractable.
This powerful work sheds much-needed light on racial conflicts in South Dakota and in the rest of the United States, and holds white people accountable for the benefits of their racial privilege that come at the expense of Native Americans.
Thomas Biolsi is professor of Native American studies at the University of California at Berkeley.
|Publisher:||University of Minnesota Press|
|Edition description:||First edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.89(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
List of Maps and Tables ix
Introduction to the New Edition: Indian Law and White Innocence xv
Introduction: "Deadliest Enemies" and the Discourse of Indian Law 1
A Short History of Rosebud Reservation 20
Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Kneip: Reservation Boundaries and Legal Rights 39
The Mission Liquor Store and Racial Hard Feelings 75
Stare Jurisdiction in Indian Country 100
Tribal Jurisdiction over Non-Indians 140
Making Indian-White Relations 177
Conclusion: Whiteness and the Legal Imagination 205