Native American Issues: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2005 - 329 strani

This handbook provides an unbiased, in-depth assessment of the struggles, successes, and status of Native Americans in what is now the United States from the time of the first European settlers to the present.

Native American Issues: A Reference Handbook, Second Edition explores the history, problems, and contemporary issues faced by peoples of Native American heritage. From the Indian Removal Act of 1830 to the Twenty Points platform advanced by the American Indian Movement in the 1970s to the massive budget cuts of the 1980s, readers will discover how the well-being of Native Americans has been affected by federal and state policies.

Refocusing the first edition's underlying theme of sovereignty to highlight issues related to community, this extensively updated volume addresses the greatest single change in the condition of Native Americans in the last decade--the proliferation of gambling enterprises. Issues such as land claims, use of natural resources, sacred sites, governments, and stereotyping are examined from the perspective of strengthening community.

  • A chronology examines the impact of actions such as the 1972 March on Washington, the Dawes Act, and litigation such as Bryan v. Itasca County on Native American communities
  • Includes a comprehensive annotated bibliography of books and nonprint resources


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A Reference Handbook 1 Introduction
A Reference Handbook 2 Native Communities in History and Native Peoples Today
A Reference Handbook 3 The Keystone Topic for Contemporary Native America Gambling
A Reference Handbook 4 Other Issues
A Reference Handbook 5 Chronology of Native America
A Reference Handbook 6 Biographies
A Reference Handbook 7 Legislation Litigation and Statistics
A Reference Handbook 8 Points of View
A Reference Handbook 9 Directory of Organizations
A Reference Handbook 10 Print and Nonprint Resources
A Reference Handbook Glossary
A Reference Handbook Index
A Reference Handbook About the Author
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William N. Thompson is professor of public administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV. His published works include ABC-CLIO's Legalized Gambling: A Reference Handbook and Gambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Society.

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