By Suzan Shown Harjo, Kevin Gover, Philip J. Deloria, Hank Adams, N. Scott Momaday
Nation to state explores the guarantees, international relations, and betrayals desirous about treaties and treaty making among the us executive and local countries. One facet sought to possess the riches of North the USA and the opposite struggled to carry directly to conventional homelands and methods of existence. The e-book finds how the information of honor, reasonable dealings, solid religion, rule of legislation, and peaceable relatives among international locations were confirmed and challenged in ancient and glossy instances. The publication continually demonstrates how and why centuries-old treaties stay residing, appropriate records for either Natives and non-Natives within the twenty first century.
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That explanation owes its origins to the differences between Western and Native political organization and thinking at the time of first contact. Those differences highlight the distinctive ways in which each side viewed the treaty process. At the time of first contact, most of the European colonial powers that sought to exploit the lands and resources of North America were hierarchical, command-driven monarchies. With such organization, the European powers had developed methods of dynastic alliance and agreement that bound their various domains together politically, sometimes through formal agreement but more often through marriage.
RICHARD WEST, JR. Notes Selected Bibliography Contributors Image Credits Acknowledgments Index Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band of Cherokee), b. 1957. Pieced Treaty: Spider’s Web Treaty Basket, 2007. Paper, paint. 5 cm. National Museum of the American Indian 26/6080 FOREWORD THIS YEAR MARKS THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. To commemorate the event, the museum chose to develop a publication and an exhibition about treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations.
From an interview that took place on February 6, 2013, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. THE STORY OF AMERICAN INDIAN TREATIES RESEMBLES a parabola, consisting of two peaks and a deep valley. The first peak represents the early years of treaty making, when powerful Indian Nations and the new United States engaged in serious diplomacy. The descent was evident in the nineteenth century, when a growing imbalance of power between Indian Nations and the United States eroded the principles of peace, friendship, good-faith bargaining, and sovereign equality that had underpinned early treaty making.