American Indians and State Law: Sovereignty, Race, and Citizenship, 1790-1880 by Deborah A. Rosen
University of Nebraska Press; 2nd edition | December 1, 2007 | English | ISBN: 0803239688 | 360 pages | PDF | 1 MB
American Indians and State Law examines the history of state and territorial policies, laws, and judicial decisions pertaining to Native Americans from 1790 to 1880. Belying the common assumption that Indian policy and regulation in the United States were exclusively within the federal government’s domain, the book reveals how states and territories extended their legislative and judicial authority over American Indians during this period. Deborah A. Rosen uses discussions of nationwide patterns, complemented by case studies focusing on New York, Georgia, New Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Louisiana, and Massachusetts, to demonstrate the decentralized nature of much of early American Indian policy.