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Cover Image: Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law
  • Date: 12/19/2008
  • Format: Print Cloth
  • Price: $405.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-933116-98-3
  • Pages: 1001

  • Format: Online Edition
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Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law
Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School
Tim Alan Garrison, Portland State University

An essential reference on the reciprocal role that U.S. and Native policy and law have played in American political development



Created by a culturally diverse editorial board of major scholars and containing invaluable bibliographic material not found in other publications, this definitive two-volume set examines the history and impact of U.S. relations with Native Americans. Extensive essays trace policies from the Continental Congress to the present day—including the role that managing the “Indian question” has played in American political development—while A to Z entries cover everything critical to a full understanding of the context to U.S./Native American relations, from history, politics, and sociology to civil rights and culture. The set is also the first reference of its kind to incorporate the expanding scholarship reflecting both the Native American viewpoint on and response to federal policies and initiatives over time.
"These volumes are distinguished by a culturally diverse editorial board of scholars.... strongly recommended." - American Reference Books Annual

"The value of this new encyclopedia lies in well-written, easily accessible, and authoritative A-Z entries that synthesize complex Indian law, its history and impact, and federal Indian policy. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers." - Choice

"Authoritative and recommended for most libraries." - Library Journal

"The Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law more fully captures this wide range of activity, making it a valuable resource for high school, public and academic libraries." - Reference Reviews (UK)
Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School

Paul Finkelman is President William McKinley Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School and the author of more than twenty books including the Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference.

Tim Alan Garrison, Portland State University
Tim Alan Garrison is an associate professor of history at Portland State University, specializing in U.S. legal history and Native American history, and the author of The Legal Ideology of Removal: The Southern Judiciary and the Sovereignty of Native American Nations.
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