Tribes, Treaties, and Constitutional Tribulations
- List Price: $30.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: University of Texas Press
- Publish date: 01/01/1999
- ISBN: 9780292716070
- ISBN10: 0292716079
In this book, two prominent scholars of American Indian law and politics undertake a full historical examination of the relationship between Indians and the United States Constitution that explains the present state of confusion and inconsistent application in U.S. Indian law. The authors examine all sections of the Constitution that explicitly and implicitly apply to Indians and discuss how they have been interpreted and applied from the early republic up to the present. They convincingly argue that the Constitution does not provide any legal rights for American Indians and that the treaty-making process should govern relations between Indian nations and the federal government.