Documents of American Indian Diplomacy: Treaties, Agreements, and Conventions, 1775-1979, Volume 1

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Vine Deloria, Raymond J. DeMallie
University of Oklahoma Press, 1999 - Social Science - 1540 pages

Reproduced in this two-volume set are hundreds of treaties and agreements made by Indian nations--with, among others, the Continental Congress; England, Spain, and other foreign countries; the ephemeral Republic of Texas and the Confederate States; railroad companies seeking rights-of-way across Indian land; and other Indian nations. Many were made with the United States but either remained unratified by Congress or were rejected by the Indians themselves after the Senate amended them unacceptably. Many others are "agreements" made after the official--but hardly de facto--end of U.S. treaty making in 1871.

With the help of chapter introductions that concisely set each type of treaty in its historical and political context, these documents effectively trace the evolution of American Indian diplomacy in the United States.

 

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Contents

PreRevolutionary War Treaty Making
6
Revolutionary War and Articles of Confederation Teaties
12
Treaties between Indian Nations and Foreign Nations
103
How Federal Treaties Were Negotiated
177
Valid Treaties
181
The End of Treaty Making
233
Ratified Treaties and Conventions
249
Railroad Agreements
514
List of Treaties
744
List of Abbreviations
744
Treaties and Agreements Rejected by Congress
745
Treaties and Agreements Rejected by Indian Nations
1018
Treaties between States and Indian Nations
1084
Land Grants to Private Parties
1202
Unratified Treaties and Agreements between Indian Nations and the United States
1237
Miscellaneous Treaties
1474

Settlement Acts
563
Treaties between Indian Nations and the Republic of Texas
565
Treaties between Indian Nations and the Confederate States
587
Treaties between Indian Nations
681

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Vine Deloria, Jr., (1933-2005) was Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona and the author of a number of books and articles on events affecting the lives of American Indians. He served as the Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians andnbsp;was an active spokesman and leader for the American Indian community throughout the nation.

Vine Deloria, Jr., (1933-2005) was Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona and the author of a number of books and articles on events affecting the lives of American Indians. He served as the Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians andnbsp;was an active spokesman and leader for the American Indian community throughout the nation.

Raymond J. DeMallie is Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies at Indiana University.

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