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American Indian politics and the American political system
Wilkins, David E. (David Eugene), 1954-
Publication Information:
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2002]

Physical Description:
xxvii, 365 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
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Author Notes

David E. Wilkins is associate professor of American Indian politics and adjunct professor of political science and law at the University of Minnesota.

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Choice Review

The first two editions of American Indian Politics and the American Political System (CH, May'02, 39-5485), by Wilkins (Univ. of Minnesota), were perhaps the best works available on the topic. They offered comprehensive coverage of topics ranging from the history of federal policy and tribal political economy to the various political actors and use of the media, were written in a manner that made sense of a difficult topic, and were extremely accessible. The third edition promises even better coverage and perspective with the addition of coauthor Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark (Univ. of Minnesota). In truth, there are relatively few changes from the first two editions, but they are important. The most notable change is merely the updating of information. American Indian politics/policy operates in a rapidly evolving and changing environment, making an update necessary. The book also differs in that the coauthor is able to introduce a different perspective, primarily in issues pertaining to Native women. Overall, the structure and topics covered remain essentially the same, which is good. The book still deserves to be recommended very highly for both college audiences of all levels and general readers. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, undergraduate students, and graduate students. J. S. Ashley Eastern Illinois Univeristy

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Photographsp. vii
List of Tablesp. ix
List of Acronymsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Note on Terminologyp. xix
Timeline of American Indian Peoples, All Tribes and Regionsp. xxi
Introductionp. 1
1 A Tour of Indian Peoples and Indian Landsp. 11
2 Indian Peoples Are Nations, Not Minoritiesp. 41
3 Actors in Indian Politicsp. 63
Northwest Tribes and the State of Washington: A Case Studyp. 99
4 A History of Federal Indian Policyp. 103
5 Indigenous Governments: Past, Present, and Futurep. 119
The Iroquois Confederacy: A Case Studyp. 123
The Cherokee: A Case Studyp. 129
The Ft. Peck Reservation's General Council: A Case Studyp. 141
The Navajo Nation's President: A Case Studyp. 141
The Crow Tribal Court: A Case Studyp. 142
6 Tribal Political Economyp. 157
The Mashantucket Pequot: A Case Studyp. 168
7 Indian Political Participation: Patriotism, Suffrage, and Partisanshipp. 185
8 Indian Interest Group Activity and Activismp. 201
9 Indians, Images, and the Mediap. 225
10 Indigenous Nations and the American Political Systemp. 245
Appendix A Federally Recognized Entitiesp. 259
Appendix B 1778 Delaware-U.S. Treatyp. 273
Appendix C Remonstrance of Col. Peter Pitchlynnp. 277
Appendix D Talton v. Mayes (1896)p. 281
Appendix E Constitution and Bylaws of the Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexicop. 287
Appendix F Executive Order 13084: Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governmentsp. 295
Appendix G Major Congressional Law Affecting Indiansp. 299
Appendix H Selected Internet Sourcesp. 303
Notesp. 307
Glossaryp. 335
Suggested Readingsp. 341
Case Indexp. 345
Subject Indexp. 347