American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions
University of Oklahoma Press, 2001 - 494 pages
Who is an Indian? Who is a Native American?
What are Indian self-determination and sovereignty?
What defines an Indian tribe?
These and more than one hundred other questions are asked and answered in this critically acclaimed overview of Indian country. The second edition of Jack Utter’s classic work covers the hottest issues facing American Indians today--tribal sovereignty, gaming, water rights, treaty rights, cultural rights, and the evolving history of federal Indian policy. Revised and updated with many new questions, eight new illustrations, historical and contemporary maps, three hundred new references, and informative tables, American Indians provides the best single source available today on a variety of Indian country issues, past and present.
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57 SECTION B : INDIAN TRIBES 1. What defines an Indian tribe ? ........ 2. What is the significance of federal “ recognition " of an Indian tribe ?
6. What responsibility or accountability comes with federal recognition of an Indian tribe ? ........... 64 7. How is tribal membership determined ...
Is it true that Indians are generally more susceptible to the intoxicating effects ... What is the general relationship today between Indian tribes and the ...
What is the “ Native American Languages Act ? " .143 10. How do tribal members feel about their languages , language loss , and how their language should be ...
Were Oklahoma ( Indian Territory ) tribes involved in the Civil War ? ... When was the last official surrender of an Indian tribe , and who was involved ?