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Title: Mashpee: The Story of Cape Cod's Indian Town
Publisher: Amarta Press
Publication Date: 1979
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.
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TRIBES AND CITIZENSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES proposes a new direction for U.S. tribal policy. Drawing on three decades of involvement in tribal litigation, Francis G. Hutchins outlines future options for once-sovereign tribes whose members are now U.S. citizens. An earlier book by Hutchins, TRIBES AND THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION, was praised as a masterful history. His new book applies history to citizenship dilemmas resulting from the divided loyalties felt by members of present-day tribes, and argues for a return to an updated version of the pro-equality tribal policy basic to the 1789 Constitution. TRIBES AND CITIZENSHIP describes how legal equality for members of tribes was advocated by the Seneca chief Red Jacket and promoted by George Washington, but then undermined by Thomas Jefferson, abandoned by Andrew Jackson, destroyed by Theodore Roosevelt and finally replaced in the 1930s with a segregationist policy based on Indian blood that violates the Constitution. The remedy, argues Hutchins, is to reaffirm the Constitution s goal by working toward equal citizenship for members of tribes incorporated under U.S. law.About the Author:
Francis G. Hutchins is the author of three books on Native American History, and has been involved in tribal litigation for more than three decades.
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