ERIC Number: EJ837448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Reference Count: 0
"Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty"
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v25 n9 p46-48 May 2009
This article provides an overview of the three-volume reference set, "Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty" published by ABC-CLIO. This reference work is edited by Donald Fixico, Arizona State University, and dedicated to the people of his tribes: (1) Shawnee; (2) Sac and Fox; (3) Seminole; and (4) Muscogee Creek. The advisory board includes members with tribal affiliations and the set boasts 150 contributors. The content and organization fill a niche for schools because it takes students beyond the typical Native American encyclopedias' overviews of Native American tribes, locations, and leaders. (It can, however, be used for student studies about native groups, locations, and leaders through the information about treaties as they relate to various tribes, leaders, and locations from which, or to which, native peoples were removed.) A focus on treaties involving Native Americans is the common link for the extensive list of topics and issues covered in this three-volume set. Topics and issues include treaties and American Indian Schools; treaties and hunting, fishing, and gathering; treaties and related court cases; treaties and water rights; treaties and land and natural resources; treaty descriptions; primary documents; and locations, people, and events related to treaties.
Descriptors: Treaties, American Indians, Encyclopedias, Tribes, Tribal Sovereignty, Conflict, Civil Rights, Book Reviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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