Tribal college professor emeritus Stephen Wall marshals his deep understanding of both Indigenous and Western legal traditions as well as nearly a half century of experience interfacing with tribal governments in this new volume from Tribal College Press. The first book of its kind, American Indian Tribal Governance: A Critical Perspective is at once a concise overview and an expression of self-determination, sovereignty, and decolonization.
“Few studies take serious the challenges facing modern tribal governments. Stephen Wall studies the enigma of modern tribes that continue to vex and challenge American Indians and the United States government alike. Not only were tribal governments never intended by the United States to be permanent, they were never meant to effectively govern. Wall exposes the contradictions of “quasi-sovereignty” and the colonial function of US-American Indian relations. A thorough survey, American Indian Tribal Governance is a great primer.”
—Nick Estes (Lakota), author of Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance
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