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Broken landscape : Indians, Indian tribes, and the constitution

Author: Frank Pommersheim
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Broken Landscape is a sweeping chronicle of Indian tribal sovereignty under the United States Constitution and the way that legal analysis and practice have interpreted and misinterpreted tribal sovereignty since the nation's founding. The Constitution formalized the relationship between Indian tribes and the United States government--a relationship forged through a long history of war and land usurpation--within a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Pommersheim
ISBN: 9780199915736 0199915733 9780195373066 0195373065
OCLC Number: 264027358
Description: x, 414 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : a new challenge to old assumptions --
Early contact : from colonial encounters to the Articles of Confederation --
Second opportunity : the structure and architecture of the constitution --
The Marshall trilogy : foundational but not fully constitutional? --
Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock : the birth of plenary power, incorporation, and an extraconstitutional regime --
Elk v. Wilkins : exclusion, inclusion, and the ambiguities of citizenship --
Indians and the First Amendment : the illusion of religious freedom? --
Indian law jurisprudence in the modern era : a common law approach without constitutional principle --
International law perspective : a new model of Indigenous nation sovereignty? --
Conclusion : imagination, translation, and constitutional convergence.
Responsibility: Frank Pommersheim.
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