Documents of American Indian Diplomacy Treaties, Agreements, and Conventions, 1775-1979
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr
- Publish date: 10/01/1999
- ISBN: 9780806131184
- ISBN10: 0806131187
With the help of chapter introductions that concisely set each type of treaty in its historical and political context, these documents and Vine Deloria's commentary effectively trace the evolution of American Indian diplomacy in the United States.
Documents of American Indian Diplomacy is the first major, accessible compilation of such documents since Charles Kappler's 1904 Indian Affairs, Laws and Treaties. As a group, these documents provide the full historical context surrounding the ratified treaties and agreements, and they highlight American Indians' roles as active agents in international diplomatic affairs.