ERIC Number: ED070563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Freedom with Reservation: The Menominee Struggle to Save Their Land and People.
Shames, Deborah, Ed.
Problems concerning the decision to terminate the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin and the effects of termination on the Menominee Indians are discussed in this book. A brief history of the Menominee is presented which covers the enactment of termination in 1961; the resultant conversion of the former reservation to county status; and the creation of Menominee Enterprises, Inc. (MEI) to hold and administer the tribal assets. Also discussed are the major problems which the Menominee faced at that time in the areas of welfare, health, and education. Menominee people, opposed to the cessation of tribal status, united to form an organization for the Determination of Rights and Unity for Menominee Shareholders (DRUMS). The goals of DRUMS were to seek legislation that would provide for the restoration of the Menominee tribal status, a reopening of the tribal rolls, a democratic restructuring of MEI, a replacing of tribal assets in Federal trust, and a repurchasing and restoration of all land lost as a result of termination and to find other measures aimed at developing the county. The Wisconsin congressional delegation introduced into Congress a tribal restoration bill to reverse termination on April 20, 1972. (PS)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Economic Factors, Educational Problems, Federal Legislation, Forestry, Health Needs, Legal Problems, Tribes, Welfare Recipients
National Committee to Save the Menominee People and Forests, Inc., 520 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 ($2.50 plus postage)
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