A Sourcebook on Federal-Tribal History, Law, and Policy

Charles Wilkinson and

The American Indian Resources Institute


Paperbound, 228 pages, $25.00 (US Dollars), Plus Shipping & Handling


"The sourcebook, Indian Tribes as Sovereign Governments, is an invaluable resource for those who may not be familiar with the history of the native peoples of America or the principles of Federal-Indian law and policy. It helps one to understand why, for well over two hundred years, ... native self-determination and tribal self-government have served as the cornerstones of the government-to-government relationship between the United States and native nations."

- From the Foreword by U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye


"Indian Tribes as Sovereign Governments is an important reference for all people who want to know more about the history and contemporary role of Indian tribes in our federal system of government. It is essential reading for all Americans."

- From the Foreword by U.S. Senator John McCain

Contents: Indian Tribes As Sovereign Governments is divided into four parts.

PART ONE includes chapters on the history of Indian affairs; tribal sovereignty; the trust relationship; and tribal resource rights, reservation environments, and economic development.

PART TWO begins with an overview of Indian treaty negotiations; it also presents an illustrative treaty and representative executive order - the Treaty of Point Elliott of 1855 and the Walker River Reservation Executive Order of 1874 - along with a description of historical and legal developments relating to the treaty and executive order.

PART THREE is a compilation of excerpts of selected statutes dealing with Indian law.

PART FOUR is a collection of excerpts from some of the leading Indian law decisions handed down by the United States Supreme Court.

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