Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law by Paul Finkelman & Tim Alan Garrison (Editors)An essential reference on the reciprocal role that U.S. and Native policy and law have played in American political developmentnbsp;nbsp;Created by a culturally diverse editorial board of major scholars and containing invaluable bibliographic material not found in other publications, this definitive two-volume set examines the history and impact of U.S. relations with Native Americans. Extensive essays trace policies from the Continental Congress to the present day&BAD:mdash;including the role that managing the &BAD:ldquo;Indian question&BAD:rdquo; has played in American political development&BAD:mdash;while A to Z entries cover everything critical to a full understanding of the context to U.S./Native American relations, from history, politics, and sociology to civil rights and culture. The set is also the first reference of its kind to incorporate the expanding scholarship reflecting both the Native American viewpoint on and response to federal policies and initiatives over time.
Call Number: KF 8205 .E525
Publication Date: 2009
The Encyclopedia of Native American Legal Tradition by Bruce E. JohansenIntegrating American Indian law and Native American political and legal traditions, this encyclopedia includes detailed descriptions of nearly two dozen Native American Nations' legal and political systems such as the Iroquois, Cherokee, Choctaw, Navajo, Cheyenne, Creek, Chickasaw, Comanche, Sioux, Pueblo, Mandan, Wyandot, Powhatan, Mikmaq, and Yakima. Although not an Indian law casebook, this work does contain outlines of many major Indian law cases, congressional acts, and treaties. It also contains profiles of individuals important to the evolution of Indian law. This work will be of interest to scholars in several fields, including law, Native American studies, American history, political science, anthropology, and sociology.