Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Harmon, Alexandra, 1945- author

Title Reclaiming the reservation : histories of Indian sovereignty suppressed and renewed / Alexandra Harmon
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2019]
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction -- 1. Facts are tough -- 2. Promises of power -- 3. Colonial controls in Quinault territory -- 4. "Arising" in the sixties -- 5. Lawyers on the scene -- 6. Colonial controls in Suquamish territory -- 7. Encouraging signs -- 8. Telling stories in court -- 9. Obstacles, options, and opportunities
Summary "In the landmark 1978 case Oliphant v. Suquamish, the Supreme Court ruled that no Indian tribe can lawfully prosecute non-Indians. This decision had far-reaching effects in subsequent disputes about the jurisdiction of American Indian tribes, the terms of their relationship to the United States, their powers as political entities, and the significance of Indian reservations. Yet, even though few developments have highlighted the tensions, hopes, and fears associated with American Indians' unique political-legal status as clearly as contemporary tribal governments' assertion of jurisdiction over non-Indians, that subject hasn't received the attention it deserves from historians. The Non-Indian Problem recounts the history of tribes' desire for inclusive jurisdiction and the circumstances that encouraged them finally to act on that desire in the twentieth century. The manuscript focuses on the legal battles of the Quinault and Suquamish tribes beginning in the 1960s and culminating in the 1978 decision, with an epilogue addressing the consequences of that ruling"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe, 435 U.S. 191 (1978)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed
Subject Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc
Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Washington (State)
Suquamish Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc
HISTORY / Native American
Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington -- Trials, litigation, etc
Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington.
Washington (State)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019016347
ISBN 0295745878
9780295745879 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover : alk. paper)