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ERIC Number: ED157646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 243
Abstractor: N/A
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Indian Treaties: Two Centuries of Dishonor. American Indian Reader: Current Affairs, Volume 5.
Costo, Rupert; Henry, Jeannette
Today self-determination, economy, tribal jurisdiction, taxation, water and resource rights, and other aspects of American Indian affairs are affected by issues raised through the treaties and agreements made with Indian nations and tribes, and through the executive orders and statutes. Government policy has been influenced by the pressure brought to bear on the federal government by the states, settlers, gold miners, corporations, large landowners, and the majority population. With the opening of the 1970's, a national anti-Indian movement has been organized. Tribes have provided documented evidence of violations of the trust responsibility and obligations of the federal government to the American Indian Policy Review Commission which was established in 1975. Data were provided in quantity fully sufficient to support the final recommendations made by the Commission in its Report. Of the Commission's 11 members, only Representative Lloyd Meeds dissented from the Report and Recommendations. Today the Indian nations are bringing their forces together in order to protect their rights. This publication presents a discussion of the Indian treaties and how they affect Indian affairs, treaties as the "supreme law of the land", and the Meeds dissent; an overview of tribes today; and a discussion of solutions. Appended are a report of the establishment of the American Indian Policy Review Commission; a chronology of Indian treaties, agreements, and major laws which apply to all tribes; and the Council of State Governments resolution on the American Indian Policy Review Commission. (NQ)
Indian Historian Press, 1451 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, California 94117 ($6.95 each; $4.00 for five or more copies)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers: American Indian History; American Indian Policy Review Commission; Tribal Government