Lecture 15 - Lecture 15 Indian Policy 1 outline Blackboard...

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Lecture 15 – Indian Policy 1 - outline Blackboard: Thursday (10/7) walkout / computer policy Sovereignty: supreme authority within a territory . Today and Friday: Federal Indian policy: how the Indian question (i.e. how to relate to & what to do with Indians) has been addressed by the state. consider policy in the context of shifting socioeconomic and cultural contexts. phases 1-2 Wednesday phases 3-6 Friday Federal Indian policy phases: Trade and treaties (1532-1828) Removal, reservation, and war (1828-1887) Allotment (1887-1934) Self-government: Indian New Deal (1934-1945) Termination (1945-1960s) Self-Determination (1960s-present) Federal Indian policy context: drivers and processes 1 ) Feds and the tribes : separation of powers Theory Legal doctrine Legal obligation guardianship theory trust doctrine fiduciary duty wardship vs. sovereignty dependence vs. independence 2) Historical context : American society: Indian societies: demography, dislocation, dependency, cultural loss, resistance 3) Social incorporation : assimilation, acculturation (in order to assimilate native Americans, they first have to be acculturated) 4) Social construction of the Other : Noble savage Brutal savage Defeated Indian Dependant Indian Independent Indian Ecological Indian 1
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5) Struggles over access to and control of land : -Property relations (racial identity and property, *difficult for nonwhites to get property) I. Trade and Treaties Indian - European American relations Mutuality and exchange Military cooperation and relative parity Early reservations mutually agreed on how land is split up reservations (not violently imposed), mutual agreement of sovereign power Social construction of the Other: noble savage Guardianship theory federal government has a certain responsibility to the tribes, affected economically,
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