Defying the Odds: The Tule River Tribe's Struggle for Sovereignty in Three Centuries

Defying the Odds: The Tule River Tribe's Struggle for Sovereignty in Three Centuries

by Gelya Frank, Carole Goldberg

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Overview

An anthropologist and a legal scholar deploy the dramatic history of one California tribe in a definitive study of tribal sovereignty in the United States up through the current Indian gaming era.

"Defying the Odds will fascinate any reader who wishes better to understand the tortured relationship between culture and law in the history of Indian sovereignty."-James F. Brooks, School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe

"The book is magnificent in its subjects, approaches, methodologies, and analyses."-Clifford Trafzer, University of California Riverside

"Defying the Odds transcends any comparable case study of an Indian nation in the depth of its historical and legal analysis."-Rebecca Tsosie, University of New Mexico

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300178890
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Series: Lamar Series in Western History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 428
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gelya Frank is Professor of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy and Anthropology at the University of Southern California and Director of the Tule River Tribal History Project. Carole Goldberg is the Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Director of the Joint Degree Program in Law and American Indian Studies.

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