The first settlers of the North American continent formed a multitude of societies and enjoyed exclusive occupation of over seven million square miles of land. Today their descendants are relegated to lands totaling less than 50,000 square miles. Native American Issues focuses on the contemporary political issues surrounding the confinement of native peoples to limited lands in the United States and Canada.
Also discussed is the status and powers of native governments and the health, wealth, and education of native peoples. Biographical sketches, a chronology of events, selected legislation, significant court cases, facts and figures, quotations, presidential proclamations, and lists of print and nonprint resources complete this extensive work.
About the Author
William N. Thompson is professor of public administration at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.