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Now in its third edition, American Indian Politics is the most comprehensive study written from a political science perspective that analyzes the structures and functions of indigenous governments (including Alaskan Native communities and Hawaiian Natives) and the distinctive legal and political rights these nations exercise internally, while also examining the fascinating intergovernmental relationship that exists between native nations, the states, and the federal government. The third edition contains a number of important modifications. First, it is now co-authored by Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, who brings a spirited new voice to the study. Second, it contains ample discussion of how President ObamaOs election has altered the dynamics of Indian Country politics and law. Third, it contains several new vignettes, an updated timeline, more discussion of native womenOs issues, new photographs, and updated charts, tables, and figures.
David E. Wilkins is McKnight Presidential Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark is assistant professor in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota at Duluth.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations and Photographs||p. vii|
|List of Tables||p. ix|
|List of Acronyms||p. xi|
|Preface to the Third Edition||p. xiii|
|Note on Terminology||p. xvii|
|Timeline of American Indian Peoples: All Nations and Regions||p. xix|
|A Tour of Native Peoples and Native Lands||p. 1|
|Indigenous Peoples Are Nations, Not Minorities||p. 33|
|Indigenous Governments: Past, Present, and Future||p. 51|
|The Iroquois Confederacy: A Case Study||p. 54|
|The Cherokee: A Case Study||p. 60|
|The Ft. Peck Reservation's General Council: A Case Study||p. 69|
|The Navajo Nation's President: A Case Study||p. 70|
|The Crow Tribal Court: A Case Study||p. 70|
|Actors in Native Politics||p. 83|
|Traffic Safety on Native Land: A Case Study||p. 116|
|Northwest Tribes and the State of Washington: A Case Study||p. 118|
|A History of Federal Indian Policy||p. 121|
|Tribal Political Economy||p. 135|
|The Mashantucket Pequot: A Case Study||p. 146|
|Indigenous Political Participation: Patriotism, Suffrage, and Partisanship||p. 165|
|Native Interest Group Activity and Activism||p. 189|
|Native Peoples, Images, and the Media||p. 211|
|Indigenous Nations and the American Political System||p. 229|
|1778 Delaware-U.S. Treaty||p. 241|
|Talton v. Mayes (1896)||p. 245|
|Constitution and Bylaws of the Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico||p. 253|
|Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies||p. 263|
|Major Congressional Law Affecting Indians||p. 265|
|Selected Internet Resources||p. 271|
|Suggested Readings||p. 315|
|Case Index||p. 319|
|Subject Index||p. 321|
|About the Authors||p. 339|
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