American Indian Sovereignty Issues
06/26/2006 - 08/10/2006
Tuesday & Thursday -
This course will survey selected historical moments, geographical and institutional sites, cases, and periods in order to explore the complexities of American Indian sovereignty politics. We will examine legal issues in relation to the recognition and assertion of collective rights, treaty rights, land title and claims, and variations of the federal trust relationship. Through a focus on contested issues of citizenship and self-governance, students will learn about indigenous self-determination, the distinct status of tribal nations, U.S. Federal Policy and Native Americans, the U.S. Constitution and American Indian Tribes, Indian Tribes and the three branches of the federal Government, the tribal-state political relationship, land rights, indigenous identity and challenges to Native authenticity, and a special focus on Connecticut tribes and the politics of federal recognition.
Required texts include: American Indian Politics and the American Political System, David E. Wilkins; American Indian Tribal Governments, Sharon O'Brien; Tribes, Treaties, and Constitutional Tribulations, Vine Deloria Jr. and David E. Wilkins; Real Indians: Identity and the Survival of Native America, Eva Marie Garroutte; Indian Gaming: Tribal Sovereignty and American Politics, W. Dale Mason; The Pequots in Southern New England: The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation, Eds. Laurence M. Hauptman and James D. Wherry; and a course reader, put together by the instructor.
A syllabus for this course is available at:
J. Kehaulani Kauanui (B.A. University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz) is assistant professor of anthropology and American studies. She is author of numerous articles, and her book, Rehabilitating the Native: The Politics of Hawaiian Blood and the Question of Sovereignty, is forthcoming from Duke University Press.
Consent of Instructor Required: No
|Level: GLSP||Credits: 3||Enrollment Limit: 18|
Texts to purchase for this course:
Eva Marie Garroutte, REAL INDIANS: IDENTITY AND THE SURVIVAL OF NATIVE AMERICA (University of California Press), Paperback
Laurence Hauptman & James Wherry, THE PEQUOTS IN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND: THE FALL AND RISE OF AN AMERICAN INDIAN NATION (University of Oklahoma Press), Paperback
W. Dale Mason, INDIAN GAMING: TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY AND AMERICAN POLITICS (University of Oklahoma Press), Paperback
David Wilkins, AMERICAN INDIAN POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM (Rowman & Littlefield), Paperback
David Wilkins & K. Tsianini Lomawaima, UNEVEN GROUND: AMERICAN INDIAN SOVEREIGNTY AND FEDERAL LAW (University of Oklahoma Press), Paperback
READING MATERIALS AVAILABLE AT BROAD STREET BOOKS, 45 BROAD STREET, MIDDLETOWN, 860-685-7323
PLEASE NOTE: A course packet will be made available at PIP Printing, 179 Main Street, Middletown (860) 344-9001
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