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Settler Colonialism in the Twentieth Century
Call Number: D455 .S37 2005
Publication Date: 2005-08-30
Postcolonial states and metropolitan societies still grapple today with the divisive and difficult legacies unleashed by settler colonialism. Whether they were settled for trade or geopolitical reasons, these settler communities had in common their shaping of landholding, laws, and race relations in colonies throughout the world. By looking at the detail of settlements in the twentieth century--from European colonial projects in Africa and expansionist efforts by the Japanese in Korea and Manchuria, to the Germans in Poland and the historical trajectories of Israel/Palestine and South Africa--and analyzing the dynamics set in motion by these settlers, the contributors to this volume establish points of comparison to offer a new framework for understanding the character and fate of twentieth-century empires.
Call Number: E99.T34 W33 2013
Publication Date: 2013-11-01
During the 1920s and 1930s, Josephine Waggoner (1871-1943), a Lakota woman who had been educated at Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia, grew increasingly concerned that the history and culture of her people were being lost as elders died without passing along their knowledge. A skilled writer, Waggoner set out to record the lifeways of her people and correct much of the misinformation about them spread by white writers, journalists, and scholars of the day.
Call Number: E59.P73 S68 2005
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Sovereignty Matters investigates the multiple perspectives that exist within indigenous communities regarding the significance of sovereignty as a category of intellectual, political, and cultural work. Much scholarship to date has treated sovereignty in geographical and political matters solely in terms of relationships between indigenous groups and their colonial states or with a bias toward American contexts. This groundbreaking anthology of essays by indigenous peoples from the Americas and the Pacific offers multiple perspectives on the significance of sovereignty. The noted Mohawk scholar Taiaiake Alfred provides a landmark essay on the philosophical foundations of sovereignty and the need for the decolonization of indigenous thinking about governance. Other essays explore the role of sovereignty in fueling cultural memory, theories of history and change, spiritual connections to the land, language revitalization, and repatriation efforts. These topics are examined in varied yet related contexts of indigenous struggles for self-determination, including those of the Chamorro of Guam, the Ta#65533;no of Puerto Rico, the Quechua of the Andes, the M#65533;ori of New Zealand (Aotearoa), the Samoan Islanders, and the Kanaka Maoli and the Makah of the United States. Several essays also consider the politics of identity and identification. Sovereignty Matters emphasizes the relatedness of indigenous peoples' experiences of genocide, dispossession, and assimilation as well as the multiplicity of indigenous political and cultural agendas and perspectives regarding sovereignty.
Violence over the Land
Call Number: E78.G67 B53 2006
Publication Date: 2006-11-30
In this ambitious text that ranges across Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and eastern California, Ned Blackhawk places native peoples squarely at the centre of a dynamic and complex story as he chronicles two centuries of Indian and imperial history that profoundly shaped the American West.
Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision
Call Number: GN380 .R43 2000
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
The essays in Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision spring from an International Summer Institute held in 1996 on the cultural restoration of oppressed Indigenous peoples. The contributors, primarily Indigenous, unravel the processes of colonization that enfolded modern society and resulted in the oppression of Indigenous peoples.
Call Number: E99.D1.9 L3
Publication Date: 1982-06-01
Dammed Indians: The Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux, 1944-1980 (University of Oklahoma Press, 1982, 1994), provided the factual basis for Congressional legislation establishing tribal recovery trust funds totaling $385.8 million for five Sioux tribes in compensation for reservation infrastructure lost to Federal dam projects.
Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society
Tuck, Eve (Aleut) and K. Wayne Yang. 2012. “Decolonization is Not a Metaphor.”
Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, Society 1(1): 1-40.
New York Times: Remember the Sand Creek Massacre
Blackhawk, Ned (Western Shoshone). 2014. “Remember the Sand Creek Massacre.” New
York Times, November 27, 2014.
'Just and lawful war' as genocidal war in the (United States) Northwest Ordinance and Northwest Territory, 1787-1832
Ostler, Jeffrey. 2016. “‘Just and Lawful War’” as Genocidal War in the (United States)
Northwest Ordinance and Northwest Territory, 1787–1832.” Journal of Genocide
Research 18(1): 1-20.
By Eminent Domain or Some Other Name: A Tribal Perspective on Taking Land
Leeds, Stacy L (Cherokee). 2005. “By Eminent Domain or Some Other Name: A Tribal
Perspective on Taking Land.” Tulsa Law Review 41(1): 51-77
For Our Nations to Live, Capitalism Must Die
Coulthard, Glen (Yellowknives Dene). 2013. “For Our Nations to Live, Capitalism Must
Die.” Unsettling America: Decolonizing Theory and Practice, November 5, 2013.
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Laws & Government Documents
Fort Laramie Treaty 1868
Scan of treaty from April 4, 1868 from the National Archives. Critics say the Dakota Access Pipeline violates Article II of this treaty.
International Indian Treaty Council
The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Treaties, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands.
Section 106 of National Historic Preservation Act
Summary of Section 106 which pertains to consultation of tribes in identifying cultural sites of importance. Section 106 is mentioned in the District Court motion to deny the injunction to stop work on the pipeline filed 9/9/16.
United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues: Statement from the Chair and PFII Members Dalee Dorough and Chief Edward John on the Dakota Access Pipeline
Statement on the Dakota Access Pipeline (North Dakota, USA) by Mr. Alvaro Pop Ac, Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and Dr. Dalee Dorough and Chief Edward John, Expert Members of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
United States Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
The materials in this repository include information by and about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Most materials were published by USACE, but some collections contain materials by other government agencies written about USACE. All content is contributed by offices throughout USACE.
University of California,Berkeley Law: American Indian Law
This guide is designed to assist the scholar or student researching the law of the United States as it pertains to the American Indian. Although some of the included resources relate to American Indian tribal law, the focus of the guide is on US law, its doctrinal evolution, and related issues arising from the unique historical relationships of the federal and state governments to American Indian tribes.
Water problems on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Congressional Hearing, 2004
Water problems on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation : hearing before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, on oversight hearing to received [i.e. receive] testimony on problems that have been experienced by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and tribes situated along the Missouri River, November 18, 2004,