Nation to Nation

Nation to Nation

Treaties Between the United States & American Indian Nations

Book - 2014
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"Approximately 368 treaties were negotiated and signed by U.S. commissioners and tribal leaders (and subsequently approved by the U.S. Senate) from 1777 to 1868. These treaties enshrine promises the U.S. government made to Indian people and recognize tribes as nations--a fact that distinguishes tribal citizens from other Americans, and supports contemporary Native assertions of tribal sovereignty and self-determination. Treaties are legally binding and still in effect. Beginning in the 1960s, Native activists invoked America's growing commitment to social justice to restore broken treaties. Today, the reassertion of treaty rights and tribal self-determination is evident in renewed tribal political, economic, and cultural strength, as well as in reinvigorated nation-to-nation relations with the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
"Nation to Nation explores the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty making between the United States government and Native nations. One side sought to own the riches of North America and the other struggled to hold on to traditional homelands and ways of life. The book reveals how the ideas of honor, fair dealings, good faith, rule of law, and peaceful relations between nations have been tested and challenged in historical and modern times. The book consistently demonstrates how and why centuries-old treaties remain living, relevant documents for both Natives and non-Natives in the 21st century"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Published by the National Museum of the American Indian in association with Smithsonian Books, [2014]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781588344786
1588344789
1588344797
9781588344793
Branch Call Number: 342.7308 NATION
Characteristics: xiii, 258 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Harjo, Suzan Shown

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