Native American Issues: A Reference Handbook

ABC-CLIO, 2005 - 329 Seiten

This handbook provides an unbiased, in-depth assessment of the struggles, successes, and status of Native Americans in what is now the United States from the time of the first European settlers to the present.

Native American Issues: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition explores the history, problems, and contemporary issues faced by peoples of Native American heritage. From the Indian Removal Act of 1830 to the Twenty Points platform advanced by the American Indian Movement in the 1970s to the massive budget cuts of the 1980s, readers will discover how the well-being of Native Americans has been affected by federal and state policies.

Refocusing the first edition's underlying theme of sovereignty to highlight issues related to community, this extensively updated volume addresses the greatest single change in the condition of Native Americans in the last decade--the proliferation of gambling enterprises. Issues such as land claims, use of natural resources, sacred sites, governments, and stereotyping are examined from the perspective of strengthening community.

  • A chronology examines the impact of actions such as the 1972 March on Washington, the Dawes Act, and litigation such as Bryan v. Itasca County on Native American communities
  • Includes a comprehensive annotated bibliography of books and nonprint resources

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A Reference Handbook 1 Introduction
A Reference Handbook 2 Native Communities in History and Native Peoples Today
A Reference Handbook 3 The Keystone Topic for Contemporary Native America Gambling
A Reference Handbook 4 Other Issues
A Reference Handbook 5 Chronology of Native America
A Reference Handbook 6 Biographies
A Reference Handbook 7 Legislation Litigation and Statistics
A Reference Handbook 8 Points of View
A Reference Handbook 9 Directory of Organizations
A Reference Handbook 10 Print and Nonprint Resources
A Reference Handbook Glossary
A Reference Handbook Index
A Reference Handbook About the Author

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Seite 200 - We are convinced therefore that you mean to do us good by your Proposal, and we thank you heartily. But you who are wise must know, that different Nations have different Conceptions of things; and you will therefore not take it amiss, if our Ideas of this Kind of Education happen not to be the same with yours.
Seite 224 - This, then, must be the goal of any new national policy toward the Indian people : to strengthen the Indian's sense of autonomy without threatening his sense of community.
Seite 224 - The first Americans — the Indians — are the most deprived and most isolated minority group in our nation. On virtually every scale of measurement — employment, income, education, health — the condition of the Indian people ranks at the bottom.
Seite 210 - Indian occupancy, and enable those States to advance rapidly in population, wealth, and power. It will separate the Indians from immediate contact with settlements of whites; free them from the power of the States; enable them to pursue happiness in their own way and under their own rude institutions; will retard the progress of decay, which is lessening their numbers, and perhaps cause them gradually, under the protection of the (Government and through the influence of good counsels, to cast off...
Seite 210 - The consequences of a speedy removal will be important to the United States, to individual states, and to the Indians themselves. The pecuniary advantages which it promises to the government are the least of its recommendations. It puts an end to all possible danger of collision between the authorities of the general and state governments, on account of the Indians.
Seite 200 - We are however not the less obliged by your kind offer, though we decline accepting it; and, to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia will send us a dozen of their sons, we will take great care of their education, instruct them in all we know, and make men of them.
Seite 175 - These Indian tribes are the wards of the nation. They are communities dependent on the United States.
Seite 201 - It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death.
Seite 179 - The right of taking fish, at all usual and accustomed grounds and stations, is further secured to said Indians in common with all citizens of the Territory...

Über den Autor (2005)

William N. Thompson is professor of public administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV. His published works include ABC-CLIO's Legalized Gambling: A Reference Handbook and Gambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Society.

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