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Hollow justice : a history of Indigenous claims in the United States

Author: David E Wilkins
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Series: Henry Roe Cloud series on American Indians and modernity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book, the first of its kind, comprehensively explores Native American claims against the United States government over the past two centuries. Despite the federal government's multiple attempts to redress indigenous claims, a close examination reveals that even when compensatory programs were instituted, Native peoples never attained a genuine sense of justice. David E. Wilkins addresses the important question  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Wilkins
ISBN: 9780300119268 0300119267
OCLC Number: 840463440
Description: xix, 249 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Native Nations and the Court of Claims : A Study in Frustration and Despair --
the Indian Depredations Acts --
The Struggle to Create an Indian Claims Commission --
The Indian Claims Commission : From Hope to Reality --
The Indian Claims Commission : Its Politics and Operations --
The Resurgence of Eastern Natives : The Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 --
The Cobell Trust Fund Litigation and Settlement : An "Accounting Coup" --
A Research Program for Indigenous Claims.
Series Title: Henry Roe Cloud series on American Indians and modernity.
Responsibility: David E. Wilkins.

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