Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes, and the by Frank Pommersheim

By Frank Pommersheim

Broken panorama is a sweeping chronicle of Indian tribal sovereignty below the us structure and how that legislators have interpreted and misinterpreted tribal sovereignty because the nation's founding. Frank Pommersheim, considered one of America's best students in Indian tribal legislations, bargains a unique and deeply researched synthesis of this felony background from colonial occasions to the current, confronting the disasters of constitutional research in modern Indian legislations jurisprudence. He demonstrates that the government has time and again did not appreciate the Constitution's acceptance of tribal sovereignty. as a substitute, it has favorite over the top, unaccountable authority in its dealings with tribes. Pommersheim argues that the very best court docket has strayed from its Constitutional roots besides, regularly issuing judgements over centuries that experience strengthened federal energy over the tribes. last with an offer for a Constitutional modification that will reaffirm tribal sovereignty, Broken Landscape demanding situations us to ultimately accord Indian tribes and Indian humans the glory and dignity which are their due.

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