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Nation to nation : treaties between the United States & American Indian Nations / general editor, Suzan Shown Harjo.

Harjo, Suzan Shown, editor. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola REF 342.7308 NAT (Text) 33118000168801 Reference Available -
Princeton Public Library - Princeton 342.73 Har (Text) 30890000611127 New Adult Materials Upper level Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 342.73087 NAT (Text) 31951003978209 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781588344786
  • ISBN: 1588344789
  • Physical Description: xiii, 258 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Published by the National Museum of the American Indian in association with Smithsonian Books, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 245) and index.
Summary, etc.: "Nation to Nation explores the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty making between the United States government and Native nations. One side sought to own the riches of North America and the other struggled to hold on to traditional homelands and ways of life. The book reveals how the ideas of honor, fair dealings, good faith, rule of law, and peaceful relations between nations have been tested and challenged in historical and modern times. The book consistently demonstrates how and why centuries-old treaties remain living, relevant documents for both Natives and non-Natives in the 21st century"-- Provided by publisher.
"Approximately 368 treaties were negotiated and signed by U.S. commissioners and tribal leaders (and subsequently approved by the U.S. Senate) from 1777 to 1868. These treaties enshrine promises the U.S. government made to Indian people and recognize tribes as nations--a fact that distinguishes tribal citizens from other Americans, and supports contemporary Native assertions of tribal sovereignty and self-determination. Treaties are legally binding and still in effect. Beginning in the 1960s, Native activists invoked America's growing commitment to social justice to restore broken treaties. Today, the reassertion of treaty rights and tribal self-determination is evident in renewed tribal political, economic, and cultural strength, as well as in reinvigorated nation-to-nation relations with the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Indians of North America > Treaties > History.
Indians of North America > Legal status, laws, etc.
Indians of North America > Government relations.
Treaty-making power > United States > History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies.
HISTORY / United States / General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Treaties.
Genre: Treaties

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