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xii, 289 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Green Setting Feather's world
  • Little Shell II's world
  • The reservation
  • The Ten-Cent Treaty
  • The aftermath
  • The claim
  • The Constitution
  • Conclusion.
In an auditorium in Belcourt, North Dakota, on a chilly October day in 1932, Robert Bruce and his fellow tribal citizens held the political fate of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in their hands. Bruce and the others had been asked to adopt a tribal constitution, but he was unhappy with the document, as it limited tribal governmental authority. However, white authorities told the tribal nation that the proposed constitution was a necessary step in bringing a lawsuit against the federal government over a longstanding land dispute. Bruce's choice, and the choice of his fellow citizens, has shaped tribal governance on the reservation ever since that fateful day.In this book, Keith Richotte Jr. offers a critical examination of one tribal nation's decision to adopt a constitution. By asking why the citizens of Turtle Mountain voted to adopt the document despite perceived flaws, he confronts assumptions about how tribal constitutions came to be, reexamines the status of tribal governments in the present, and offers a fresh set of questions as we look to the future of governance in Native America and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469634517 20171017
Law Library (Crown)
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1 online resource (vi, 134 leaves, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations, maps.
Law Library (Crown)
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1 online resource (3 volumes).
Law Library (Crown)
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1 online resource (v, 150 pages).
Law Library (Crown)
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1 online resource (40 pages).
Law Library (Crown)
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1 online resource (iii, 62 l.).
Law Library (Crown)
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1 online resource (unpaged) : illustrations.
Law Library (Crown)