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Crow Dog's Case : American Indian Sovereignty, Tribal Law, and United States Law in the Nineteenth Century - Sidney L. Harring

Crow Dog's Case

American Indian Sovereignty, Tribal Law, and United States Law in the Nineteenth Century

Paperback Published: 6th June 1994
ISBN: 9780521467155
Number Of Pages: 320

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Crow Dog's Case is the first social history of American Indians' role in the making of American law. The book sheds new light on Native American struggles for sovereignty and justice in nineteenth century America. This "century of dishonor," a time when American Indians' lands were lost and their tribes reduced to reservations, provoked a wide variety of tribal responses. Some of the more successful responses were in the area of law, forcing the newly independent American legal order to create a unique place for Indian tribes in American law.

"Regardless of differences in historical interpretation, few will doubt Harring's conclusions. He has shed insights into nineteenth century tribal legal processes, and that alone is a worthy contribution to legal scholarship of nineteenth century Native American history and he accomplished that task by writing an informative, questioning story." Richmond L. Clow, Great Plains Research "...a trenchant reminder of the absolutely central role that history--for better or worse--plays in the enterprise of Indian Law." Frank Pommersheim, Journal of American History "...provides a valuable foundation for understanding the complexities of the legal relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes...Harring's work shows what a rich field of study this can be." Raymond J. DeMallie, Indiana Magazine of History

Acknowledgments
A High Pretension of Savage Sovereignty
Corn Tassell: State and Federal Conflict over Tribal Sovereignty
American Indian Law and the Indian Nations: The Creek Nation, 1870-1900
Crow Dog's Case
Imposed Law and Forced Assimilation: The Legal Impact of the Major crimes Act and the Kamaga Decision
Sitting Bull and Clapox: The Application of Bia Law to Indians Outside of the Major Crimes Act
The Struggle for Tribal Sovereignty in Alaska, 1867-1900
The Legal Structuring of Violence: American Law and the Indian Wars
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521467155
ISBN-10: 0521467152
Series: Studies in North American Indian History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 6th June 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.48