Broken Landscape

Indians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution

Author: Frank Pommersheim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199706594

Category: Law

Page: 424

View: 7099

Broken Landscape is a sweeping chronicle of Indian tribal sovereignty under the United States Constitution and the way that legislators have interpreted and misinterpreted tribal sovereignty since the nation's founding. Frank Pommersheim, one of America's leading scholars in Indian tribal law, offers a novel and deeply researched synthesis of this legal history from colonial times to the present, confronting the failures of constitutional analysis in contemporary Indian law jurisprudence. He demonstrates that the federal government has repeatedly failed to respect the Constitution's recognition of tribal sovereignty. Instead, it has favored excessive, unaccountable authority in its dealings with tribes. Pommersheim argues that the Supreme Court has strayed from its Constitutional roots as well, consistently issuing decisions over two centuries that have bolstered federal power over the tribes. Closing with a proposal for a Constitutional amendment that would reaffirm tribal sovereignty, Broken Landscape challenges us to finally accord Indian tribes and Indian people the respect and dignity that are their due.

Constitutional Law and Regionalism

A Comparative Analysis of Regionalist Negotiations

Author: Vito Breda

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783470135

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 3983

This topical book analyses the practice of negotiating constitutional demands by regional and dispersed national minorities in eight multinational systems. It considers the practices of cooperation and litigation between minority groups and central institutions in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, and the U.S. and includes an evaluation of the implications of the recent Catalan, Puerto Rican and Scottish referenda. Ultimately, the author shows that a flexible constitution combined with a versatile constitutional jurisprudence tends to foster institutional cooperation and the recognition of the pluralistic nature of modern states

Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights in the United States

A Sourcebook

Author: Amy E. Den Ouden,Jean M. O'Brien

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469602172

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 9475

This engaging collection surveys and clarifies the complex issue of federal and state recognition for Native American tribal nations in the United States. Den Ouden and O'Brien gather focused and teachable essays on key topics, debates, and case studies. Written by leading scholars in the field, including historians, anthropologists, legal scholars, and political scientists, the essays cover the history of recognition, focus on recent legal and cultural processes, and examine contemporary recognition struggles nationwide. Contributors are Joanne Barker (Lenape), Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Brothertown), Rosemary Cambra (Muwekma Ohlone), Amy E. Den Ouden, Timothy Q. Evans (Haliwa-Saponi), Les W. Field, Angela A. Gonzales (Hopi), Rae Gould (Nipmuc), J. Kehaulani Kauanui (Kanaka Maoli), K. Alexa Koenig, Alan Leventhal, Malinda Maynor Lowery (Lumbee), Jean M. O'Brien (White Earth Ojibwe), John Robinson, Jonathan Stein, Ruth Garby Torres (Schaghticoke), and David E. Wilkins (Lumbee).

Relating Indigenous and Settler Identities

Beyond Domination

Author: A. Bell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137313560

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 4524

This book uses identity theories to explore the struggles of indigenous peoples against the domination of the settler imaginary in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The book argues that a new relational imaginary can revolutionize the way settler peoples think about and relate to indigenous difference.

Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties

An Indian Declaration of Independence

Author: Vine Deloria, Jr.

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292789467

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 7000

Originally published in 1974, just as the Wounded Knee occupation was coming to an end, Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties raises disturbing questions about the status of American Indians within the American and international political landscapes. Analyzing the history of Indian treaty relations with the United States, Vine Deloria presents population and land ownership information to support his argument that many Indian tribes have more impressive landholdings than some small members of the United Nations. Yet American Indians are not even accorded status within the UN's trust territories recognition process. A 2000 study published by the Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law recommends that the United Nations offer membership to the Iroquois, Cherokee, Navajo, and other Indian tribes. Ironically, the study also recommends that smaller tribes band together to form a confederation to seek membership—a suggestion nearly identical to the one the United States made to the Delaware Indians in 1778—and that a presidential commission explore ways to move beyond the Doctrine of Discovery, under which European nations justified their confiscation of Indian lands. Many of these ideas appear here in this book, which predates the 2000 study by twenty-six years. Thus, Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties anticipates recent events as history comes full circle, making the book imperative reading for anyone wishing to understand the background of the movement of American Indians onto the world political stage. In the quarter century since this book was written, Indian nations have taken great strides in demonstrating their claims to recognized nationhood. Together with Tribes, Treaties, and Constitutional Tribulations, by Deloria and David E. Wilkins, Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties highlights the historical events that helped bring these changes to fruition. At the conclusion of Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties, Deloria states: "The recommendations made in the Twenty Points and the justification for such a change as articulated in the book may well come to pass in our lifetime." Now we are seeing his statement come true.

Gott ist rot

Author: Vine Deloria

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783889774590

Category:

Page: 191

View: 7065

Das Haus des Windes

Roman

Author: Louise Erdrich

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841207650

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3903

National Book Award für den besten Roman des Jahres. Ein altes Haus, eine ungesühnte Schuld und die Brüste von Tante Sonja – Louise Erdrich, liebevolle Chronistin der amerikanischen Ureinwohner, führt uns nach North Dakota. Im Zentrum ihres gefeierten Romans steht der 14jährige Joe, der ein brutales Verbrechen an seiner Mutter rächt und dabei zum Mann wird. Im Sommer 1988 wird die Mutter des 14-jährigen Joe Coutts Opfer eines brutalen Verbrechens. Sie schließt sich in ihrem Zimmer ein und verweigert die Aussage. Vater und Sohn wissen nicht, wie sie sie zurück ins Leben holen können. Da sich der Überfall auf der Nahtstelle dreier Territorien ereignet hat, sind drei Behörden mit den Ermittlungen befasst. Selbst Joes Vater sind als Stammesrichter die Hände gebunden. So beschließt Joe, den Gewalttäter selbst zu finden. Mit seinen Freunden Cappy, Angus und Zack unternimmt er teils halsbrecherische, teils urkomische Ermittlungsversuche. Bei seiner aufreizenden Tante und im Kreis katholischer Pfadfinderinnen begegnet er der Liebe – und in alten Akten dem Schlüssel des Verbrechens. Monatelang auf der New-York-Times-Bestsellerliste, ausgezeichnet als bester Roman des Jahres, überhäuft mit Kritiker- und Leserlob: Eine der großen Autorinnen unserer Tage hat ihr brillantestes Buch geschrieben – zart, sehr traurig und sehr lustig. „Eine beeindruckende menschliche Geschichte. Erdrich dringt in den dunkelsten Winkel eines Menschen und so zum Grund der Wahrheit über eine ganze Gemeinschaft vor“ Maria Russo, New York Times Book Review.

Der Klang der Trommel

Roman

Author: Louise Erdrich

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841208924

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5494

Eine große indianische Familiensaga Es gibt Trommeln, die heilen, und Trommeln, die töten können. Sie werden eins mit dem Menschen, der sie hütet. Faye Travers hat zwar Indianerblut in den Adern, mit ihrer Herkunft verbindet sie aber nur noch ihre Begeisterung für indianische Antiquitäten. Bis sie auf eine wunderschöne alte Trommel stößt. Die Suche nach ihrem rechtmäßigen Besitzer führt Faye ins Indianerreservat und wird bald zu einer Entdeckungsreise in die Geschichte ihrer eigenen Familie. Der Klang der Trommel erzählt von den großen Fragen des Lebens, von Betrug, Schuld, Liebe und Verzeihung. “Der Klang der Trommel bietet, was wir von großer Literatur erhoffen: Antworten auf die großen Lebensfragen zu erhalten. Das ist Weltliteratur zwischen Faulkner und Proust.“ Deutschlandradio Kultur, Lutz Bunk

The Landscape of Rural Poverty

Corn Bread and Creek Water

Author: Charles Morrow Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Country life

Page: 307

View: 2113

Der sang von Hiawatha

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 196

View: 9789

Ein unruhiges Grab

Thriller

Author: Steven Dunne

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 382707794X

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 8943

Als Inspector Brook in die Abteilung für unaufgeklärte Fälle versetzt wird, ist er wenig begeistert. Eine Kindesentführung hält gerade ganz Derby in Atem und es nagt an ihm, nicht bei der Aufklärung mithelfen zu dürfen. Doch bald entdeckt er in den alten Akten zwei lange zurückliegende Morde an Jungen aus der Gegend mit erschreckenden Parallelen zu einem Fall, den Brook aus seiner Zeit als Polizist in London nur zu genau kennt. Gibt es da einen Zusammenhang? Holen seine Dämonen ihn nach all den Jarehn ein? Und sollte ein Serienmörder über einen so langen Zeitraum unentdeckt geblieben sein? Er weiß nur eins, wenn er mit dieser Theorie Recht hat, muss er schnell sein, denn ein offenbar fatales Datum rückt näher ...

Fools Crow

Roman

Author: James Welch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492240017

Category:

Page: 499

View: 6471

Breaking the Ice

From Land Claims to Tribal Sovereignty in the Arctic

Author: Barry Scott Zellen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739119419

Category: Political Science

Page: 419

View: 306

Breaking the Ice is a comparative study of the movement for native land claims and Aboriginal rights in Alaska and the Western Arctic, and the resulting political transformation as the indigenous peoples of the North gained an increasingly prominent role in the governance of their homeland and their land claims agreements paved the way toward self-government. The book is based on field research conducted by the author during his nine-year residency in the Western Arctic.