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Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations

Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 1588344789

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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.

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petitioned the Queen in Council, claiming that a series of treaties and agreements—most notably a 1681 agreement entered into between the Mohegan, led by Uncas, and the Colony of Connecticut—had granted the colony only a preemptive right of first purchase to certain Mohegan lands. By contrast, the Colony of Connecticut claimed the agreements constituted a complete cession of the Mohegan lands, granting the colony full ownership and thereby justifying the parceling out of the lands to Connecticut

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1790 trade and intercourse act.4 The Narragansett was the first eastern nation to win a settlement of their land claims. In the 1978 agreement, the Narragansett relinquished all claims to aboriginal lands in Rhode Island in exchange for eighteen hundred acres, half donated by the state and half purchased from private landowners with $3.5 million in federal funds.5 Two years later, Congress enacted a settlement of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, and Maliseet claims, in which the tribes demanded

sovereign rights, that mine would almost certainly be going right now. The white neighbors of the tribes went from hostility to realizing that sovereignty was really the only thing between them and the destruction of their environment and their tourist economy. So the fish divided people at first, and in the end the fish helped to bring people together. And I think that they’re building economic relationships, cultural relationships that never would have been possible before. This kind of

Supreme Court had in 1971 recognized that tribal treaty rights to fish the Great Lakes had survived nearly 140 years of suppression by the state of Michigan. But the Michigan attorney general was fond of saying that the winner of that case, Al Jondreau, an Ojibwe man from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, was the only Indian allowed to fish in Michigan. In 1976, after an Upper Peninsula Ojibwe fisherman, Big Abe LeBanc, won a similar suit, the attorney general said that only Al and Big Abe could

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