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Claiming Turtle Mountain's Constitution: The History, Legacy, and Future of a Tribal Nation's Founding Documents

Keith, Jr. Richotte

Abstract

Claiming Turtle Mountain’s Constitution examines the formation and adoption of the first constitution of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians through the eyes of the tribal members who voted to adopt it. Focusing on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this work of legal and social history describes the seminal moment in which the people of Turtle Mountain chose their constitution as a means to accomplish a much larger political goal: beginning a lawsuit against the federal government. By decentering the federal government, the federal actors of the time, and federal le ... More

Keywords: Turtle Mountain, constitution, Native American, Plains Ojibwe, Métis, law, history, politics, Indian Reorganization Act, federal government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469634517
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634517.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith, Jr. Richotte, author
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill