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Author Hart, E. Richard, author.

Title American Indian history on trial : historical expertise in tribal litigation / E. Richard Hart.

Publication Info. Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2018]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  342.0872 H251a 2018    ---  Available
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Description xi, 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat Americans lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ Historians lcdgt
Summary "Drawing from forty-five years of experience, E. Richard Hart elucidates the use of history as expert testimony in American Indian tribal litigation. Such lawsuits deal with aboriginal territory; hunting, fishing, and plant gathering rights; reservation boundaries; water rights; federal recognition; and other questions that have a historical basis. The methodology necessary to assemble successful expert testimony for tribes is complex and demanding and the legal cases have serious implications for many thousands of people, perhaps for generations. Hart, a historian who has testified in cases that have resulted in roughly a billion dollars in judgments, uses specific cases to explain at length what kind of historical research and documentation is necessary for tribes seeking to protect and claim their rights under United States law. He demonstrates the legal questions that Native Americans face by exploring the cultural history and legal struggles of six Indian nations. He recounts how these were addressed by expert testimony, grounded in thorough historical understanding, research, and argumentation. The case studies focus on the Wenatchi, Coeur d'Alene, Hualapai, Amah Mutsun, Klamath, and Zuni peoples but address issues relevant to many American tribes"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-325) and index.
Contents Coeur d'Alene : introduction -- Ownership of Coeur d'Alene Lake : tribal sovereignty and the Equal Footing Doctrine -- The Dawes Act and the permanency of executive-order reservations -- Coeur d'Alene : postscript -- Wenatchi : introduction -- The history of the Wenatchi fishing reservation -- Wenatchi : postscript -- Amah Mutsun : introduction -- Federal recognition of Native American tribes : the case of California's Amah Mutsun of Mission San Juan Bautista -- Amah Mutsun : postscript -- Hualapai : introduction -- The western boundary of the Hualapai Indian Reservation -- Hualapai : postscript -- Water history and Native Americans -- The adjudication of three tribes' water rights.
Subject Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Evidence, Expert -- United States.
Forensic historians -- United States.
Federally recognized Indian tribes.
Indians of North America -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- Land tenure.
Evidence, Expert. (OCoLC)fst00917231
Federally recognized Indian tribes. (OCoLC)fst00922373
Forensic historians. (OCoLC)fst01931069
Indians of North America -- Government relations. (OCoLC)fst00969761
Indians of North America -- Land tenure. (OCoLC)fst00969807
Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst00969825
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Casebooks (Law) (OCoLC)fst01774238
Casebooks (Law)
ISBN 9781607815952 (paperback)
1607815958 (paperback)

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