"In order that justice may be done": The legal struggle of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa, 1795-1905
AuthorShaw, John M.
AdvisorNichols, Roger L.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThroughout the nineteenth century, the prayers, addresses, memorials, legal briefs, testimony and delegations of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa exemplified Edward Said's insight that "nations themselves are narrations." Their legal struggle for land and sovereignty derived from "the power to narrate" their own side of the story. This tribal case study confirms that the Turtle Mountain Chippewa are a powerful people with a compelling history. An adherence to the Native viewpoint is required to re-examine the formulation and implementation of nineteenth century federal Indian policy. This more inclusive approach can help everyone gain a broader perspective on the history of European American/American Indian relations.
Degree ProgramGraduate College