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The Historical Evolution of American Indian Political Strategies

Laura Evans

in Power from Powerlessness: Tribal Governments, Institutional Niches, and American Federalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199742745
eISBN:
9780199895052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742745.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides background information on tribal governments and on the book's methods of analysis. The book examines tribal governments in the Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and the Upper ... More


Expertise and “Soft” Disempowerment: Race, Land, and Local Power in American Indian Politics

Laura Evans

in Power from Powerlessness: Tribal Governments, Institutional Niches, and American Federalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199742745
eISBN:
9780199895052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742745.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers tribal-local relations and illustrates the importance of expertise for tribes' victories in local politics. The chapter also exposes the interplay of race, land, and power in ... More


Quiet, Yet Ever-Constant Advocacy: How American Indian Tribal Governments Have Confronted and Changed Federal Indian Policy

Laura Evans

in Power from Powerlessness: Tribal Governments, Institutional Niches, and American Federalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199742745
eISBN:
9780199895052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742745.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the ways that American Indian tribal governments confront and change federal Indian policy—specifically, how tribes have discovered and buttressed institutional niches. The ... More


Channels of Access, Frames for Persuasion: The Influence of Tribal Governments in State Politics

Laura Evans

in Power from Powerlessness: Tribal Governments, Institutional Niches, and American Federalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199742745
eISBN:
9780199895052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742745.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter documents tribal-state interactions: in particular, the role of expertise in tribal successes in state politics. Also, the chapter examines the broader social and political environments ... More


Power from Powerlessness: Tribal Governments, Institutional Niches, and American Federalism

Laura Evans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199742745
eISBN:
9780199895052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742745.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

As American Indian tribes seek to overcome centuries of political and social marginalization, they face daunting obstacles. The successes of some tribal casinos have lured many outside observers into ... More


American Indian Tribal Governments ’ Fight for Change inside Institutions

Laura Evans

in Power from Powerlessness: Tribal Governments, Institutional Niches, and American Federalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199742745
eISBN:
9780199895052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742745.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews the puzzle of American Indian tribal governments' political successes. Institutional niches in the federal government provide tribes with subtle outside help with cultivating ... More


Expertise-Centered Behaviors: How Knowledge Changes Organizations and How to Know When It's There

Laura Evans

in Power from Powerlessness: Tribal Governments, Institutional Niches, and American Federalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199742745
eISBN:
9780199895052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742745.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the particular types of expertise that tribes have built as a result. Specifically, the chapter details how knowledge changes organizations and how it alters political ... More


Forging the Future

Laura Evans

in Power from Powerlessness: Tribal Governments, Institutional Niches, and American Federalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199742745
eISBN:
9780199895052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742745.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter concludes the analysis and summarizes the argument. The chapter also suggests broader implications and extensions for other scholarship. Tribal governments have managed federal ... More


Religion as Cultural Resource: Environmental and Historic Preservation Law

Michael D. McNally

in Defend the Sacred: Native American Religious Freedom beyond the First Amendment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691190907
eISBN:
9780691201511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190907.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter explores what results when Native peoples articulate religious claims in the language of culture and cultural resources under environmental and historic preservation law. It argues that ... More


A Creative State, Not a Welfare State: Creating a Constitution

Malinda Maynor Lowery

in The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646374
eISBN:
9781469646398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646374.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Lumbee advocates believed that Lumbees should harness the full power of self-determination provided by the federal government. Federal recognition does not legitimize a tribe’s identity, but it does ... More


Taking Back Black Rock: The Indian New Deal and Self-Determination

William A. Dodge

in Black Rock: A Zuni Cultural Landscape and the Meaning of Place

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781578069934
eISBN:
9781621031468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781578069934.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses changes in federal Indian policies during the second half of the twentieth century, which greatly impacted how Black Rock would move into the new millennium. Among these is the ... More


Tribes and Water

Kate A. Berry

in A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199859443
eISBN:
9780190252632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199859443.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines water-related issues faced by contemporary American Indian tribes. Tribes face different circumstances compared to other ethnic and racial groups in the US, and this affects ... More


CWS: A Hopi Sociopolitical Theory of Knowing, Relating, and Norming

Justin B. Richland

in Cooperation without Submission: Indigenous Jurisdictions in Native Nation-US Engagements

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226608594
eISBN:
9780226608624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608624.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores Hopi theories of social and political order that insist on a kind of dispersed authority, mutuality, and coordination among the different Hopi families and clans. This theory is ... More


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