Making Native Space: Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia clarifies and informs the current debate on First Nations land rights. It presents the most comprehensive account available of perhaps the most critical mapping of space ever undertaken in BC - the drawing of the lines that separated the tiny plots of land reserved for First Nations people from the rest. Cole Harris analyzes the impact of reserves on First Nations lives and livelihoods and considers how, in light of this, the land question might begin to be resolved.
In this compelling book, respected lawyer and judge Thomas Berger surveys the history of the Americas since their "discovery" by Christopher Columbus in 1492. His accounts of the slaughter and disenfranchisement of Indigenous people throughout North, Central and South American reveal a searing pattern of almost unimaginable duplicity and inhumanity. But as A Long and Terrible Shadow: White Values, Native Rights in the Americas Since 1492 makes clear, Indigenous peoples have defied the odds, waging a tenacious struggle to survive and to re-emerge as distinct cultures.
Circles of Time: Aboriginal Land Rights and Resistance in Ontario presents an insider's view of land claims negotiations between First Nations and the provincial government. David T. McNab served as Land Claims Researcher with the Ontario government's Office of Indian Resource Policy from 1979 to 1987; and as a Land Claims Advisor in the Ontario Native Affairs Directorate (now Secretariat) from 1987 until his resignation in 1991.
Red Man's Land, White Man's Law is a history of the legal status of the American Indians and their land from the period of first contact with Europeans down to the present day. It begins with the efforts of colonial authorities-Spanish, British, and French-to deal with tribal sovereignty and carries the discussion of U. S. -Indian legal relations through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History is volume 174 in The Civilization of the American Indian Series published by the University of Oklahoma Press. The massive undertaking for documenting the history of the Great Lakes region through maps began in 1976 and was successfully completed in 1987. The work expands and clarifies the once limited scholarly understanding of the history of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley regions. The editor was assisted by numerous historians, cartographers, graduate students, library and archival staff, and Native historians and scholars.
The Iroquois Struggle for Survival: World War ll to Red Power is a history of the Six Nations Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) located in the United States and their efforts to maintain sovereignty (self-government) over their lands. Laurence Hauptman of the State University of New York tackles this issue by examining the various ways the Army Corps of Engineers and the New York State Power Authority threatened Iroquois traditional territory.
The period between the American Revolution and the Civil War dramatically changed New York State and the Iroquois. Upstate metropolises - Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo - were founded and witnessed a phenomenal growth, making New York State one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States and creating an urban industrial corridor in the heart of Iroquoia. In Conspiracy of Interests: Iroquois Dispossession and the Rise of New York State, Laurence M.
The Oneida Land Claims: A Legal History is written by George C Shattuck, a tax lawyer, offers his account of the Oneida Nation's legal battle from 1965-1977 over their New York state lands that were illegally sold or seized. Shattuck's case on behalf of the Oneida Nation argued that New York had violated treaties signed in 1784, 1789, and 1794, in addition to other federal laws. The Oneidas were in a no-win situation as both the state and federal authorities continued to ignore the legality of the Oneida suit. A test case was filed in federal court in 1970.
Iroquois Land Claims is a collection of nine essays read at a symposium held at Colgate University in April, 1986 to explain the nature and scope of Six Nations Iroquois land rights issues in the United States. An introduction by Christopher Vecsey offers readers an overview of the issues that are the basis for Iroquois land rights. He also offers an overview of the papers presented at the conference.
Anthropologist Joe Sawchuk defines the various Native political groups in Canada and examines the origins of the organizations which represent them. He examines the structure of the organizations, their relationship with government, and the way in which power is consolidated within the organizations themselves. Many non-Native structures pervade Native, and especially Metis, political organizations.