ERIC Number: ED116887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Historical Backgrounds for Modern Indian Law and Order.
Young, Robert W., Comp.
Focusing on the development of American Indian law and order, this monograph presents basic historical data chronologically ordered under the following headings: (1) Indian America (tribal and linguistic groups, migration, the American cultural zones); (2) Colonial America (early colonization, Indian legal land title vs. title of occupancy, Indian external and internal sovereignty, the French and Indian Wars, development of Indian Affairs after 1763); (3) The War of Independence and the Post Revolutionary Period (Indian neutrality and Indian Affairs, the erosion of tribal sovereignty with adoption of the U.S. Constitution, creation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs--BIA); (4) The Period of National Expansion (forced removal of tribes to new lands and the "Trail of Tears," treaties, Indian Wars of the 1860's); (5) The Post Civil War Period (western Indian reservations established, breakdown of tribal economy and the "feeding policy," Federal paternalism, the allotment system and further loss of land, and the Competency Act of 1906); (6) The Indian of the 20th Century (voting rights, the Meriam Report and reform, the Indian Reorganization Act of 1946); (7) The Administration of Justice by Tribal Governments (limited internal and external sovereignty, tribal vs European-American concepts of justice, tribal vs. State and municipal governments). (JC)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Div. of Law Enforcement Services.
Identifiers - Location: United States