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By Jr. Vine Deloria

In his new preface to this caliber paperback variation, the writer observes, 'The Indian international has replaced so considerably because the first e-book of this ebook that a few issues contained in it appear new again.' certainly, apparently each one iteration of whites and Indians should learn and reread Vine Deloria s Manifesto for a while to come back, ahead of we take in his particular, ironic Indian standpoint and what he tells us, with loads of humor, approximately U.S. race relatives, federal bureaucracies, Christian church buildings, and social scientists. This e-book remains to be required examining for all americans, no matter what their specific curiosity.

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Taxing authority and power are a function of the exercise of sovereignty. The United States never had original sovereignty over the Indian people, merely a right to extinguish the Indian title to land. Where, argue Indian people when questioned, did sovereignty come from? Certainly the treaties do not support the contentions of the government with respect to sovereignty. The Treaty of the United Sac and Fox tribe of November 3, 1804, is a case in point. Article I states : The United States receive the united Sac and Fox tribes into their friendship and protection, and the said tribes agree to consider themselves under the protection of the United States, and of no other power whatsoever.

A. , .. ""' ... ...... ... �... :l t� l'n n"PTl1pnt '-' '-.. � . · �� ... .. . ... . -. - - - - of settlers westward, and although Indians ceded land, they rarely gave up their hunting rights on the land sold. The Treaty of Allgnst 3, ' 795, with the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanoes. Ottawas, Chippewa, Putawatimes, M iamis, Eel-River, Weea's, Kickapoos, Piankashaws, and Kaskaskias states in Article VII : The said tribes of Indians, parties to this treaty, shall be at liberty to hunt within the territory and lands which they have now ceded to the United States, without hinderance of molestation, so long as they demean themselves peaceably, and offer no injury to the people of the United States.

INDIANS TODAY, THE REAL AND THE UNREAL the late plane back to his reservation. Paternalism by field men is not very popular in the Department of the Interior in Wash­ ington. Consequently, there is very little paternalism in the governmental sector if the tribe knows what it is doing. And most tribes know what they are doing. In the private sector, however, paternalism is a fact of life. Nay, it is the standard operating procedure. Churches, white interest organizations, universities, and private firms come out to the reservations asking only to be of service IN THEIR OWN INIMITABLE WAY.

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