ERIC Number: ED046555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Charters, Constitutions and By-Laws of the Indian Tribes of North America, Part V: [The Indian Tribes of Oklahoma (Alabama-Quassarte to the Osage)].
Fay, George E., Comp.
As Part V of a series of publications of American Indian tribal governmental documents, this volume contains charters, resolutions, constitutions, and by-laws of some of the Indian tribes in Oklahoma. Twenty such documents are presented, representing the following Indian groups: Alabama-Quassarte, Caddo, Cherokee Nation and United Keetoowah, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Comanche, Delaware, Iowa, Kaw, Kialegee, Kickapoo, Miami, and Osage. Ten tribes are listed as not having developed their constitutions at the time of this writing. Presented in the initial section of the publication is the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act, which authorized formation of self-governing bodies by the Indian tribes. As noted, the Act was also intended to promote the general welfare of Oklahoma's Indians and acknowledges the continued responsibility for guardianship and continuance of the policy of the government to establish justice for, and to promote general welfare of, Indians of the United States. Provided under the Welfare Act are sections of the statutes whereunder all Indians may be accorded all rights, opportunities, and privileges. A map shows locations of Oklahoma Indian tribes. (EL)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, American Indians, Governmental Structure, Laws, Legal Responsibility
Museum of Anthropology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80631 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.
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