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Author Metcalfe, Peter, 1951-

Title A dangerous idea : the Alaska Native Brotherhood and the struggle for indigenous rights / Peter Metcalfe
Published Fairbanks, AK : University of Alaska Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 134 pages) : maps
Contents Aboriginal Title in Alaska -- The Alaska Native Brotherhood -- Suing the Government -- Reservations in Alaska -- A Bad Time for Indians -- The Extinguishment Legislation -- Statehood or Native Claims -- Shaping Alaska
Summary "Decades before the marches and victories of the 1960s, a group of Alaska Natives were making civil rights history. Throughout the early twentieth century, the Alaska Native Brotherhood fought for citizenship, voting rights, and education for all Alaska Natives, securing unheard-of victories in a contentious time. Their unified work and legal prowess propelled the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, one of the biggest claim settlements in United States history. A dangerous idea tells an overlooked but powerful story of Alaska Natives fighting for their rights under American law and details one of the rare successes for Native Americans in their nearly two-hundred-year effort to define and protect their rights"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-123) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject United States. Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
Alaska Native Brotherhood -- History.
Alaska Natives -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Alaska Natives -- Claims -- History -- 20th century.
Alaska Natives -- Government relations -- History -- 20th century.
Alaska Natives -- Land tenure -- History -- 20th century.
Alaska -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1602232407 (electronic bk)
9781602232402 (electronic bk)