American Indian Treaties
The History of a Political Anomaly
American Indian affairs are much in the public mind today -- hotly contested debates over such issues as Indian fishing rights, land claims, and reservation gambling hold our attention. While the unique legal status of American Indians rests largely on the historical treaty relations between Indian tribes and the federal government, until now there has been no comprehensive history of these treaties and their role in American life. Francis Paul Prucha, a leading authority on the history of American Indian affairs, fills that gap with this impeccable history.
594 pp — ©1997