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The Resource Claiming Turtle Mountain's constitution : the history, legacy, and future of a tribal nation's founding documents, Keith Richotte Jr

Claiming Turtle Mountain's constitution : the history, legacy, and future of a tribal nation's founding documents, Keith Richotte Jr

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Claiming Turtle Mountain's constitution : the history, legacy, and future of a tribal nation's founding documents
Title
Claiming Turtle Mountain's constitution
Title remainder
the history, legacy, and future of a tribal nation's founding documents
Statement of responsibility
Keith Richotte Jr
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eng
Summary
"In this work, Keith Richotte explores Native American tribal constitutional history in order to, as he argues, decenter the U.S. federal actors, laws, and policies from the study of tribal constitutionalism and instead refocus attention back onto tribal members, underlining their agency and importance. Richotte uses the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians as a case study and follows the tribe's history in forming its own 1932 constitution, detailing every step and decision taken, good and bad, in its creation. He shows that the tribe's dominant political goal was pursuing a claim against the federal government for the damages it suffered during the establishment of its reservation and the negotiations for a treaty. However, political forces in and outside the tribe pushed the decision to a compromise, and the tribe adopted a constitution that limited their own authority while keeping open the possibility of later claims against the U.S. Federal government. Importantly, all of this took place before the Indian Reorganization Act - the piece of federal legislation most associated with modern tribal constitutionalism - became law, making Turtle Mountain's path to its own constitution a story of tribal agency, one that disrupts the commonly held idea that IRA lies at the epicenter of tribal constitutionalism"--
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Richotte, Keith
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Politics and government
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Claiming Turtle Mountain's constitution : the history, legacy, and future of a tribal nation's founding documents, Keith Richotte Jr
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781469634517
Lccn
2016055626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)965617604
Label
Claiming Turtle Mountain's constitution : the history, legacy, and future of a tribal nation's founding documents, Keith Richotte Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781469634517
Lccn
2016055626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)965617604

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