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Author Cornell, Stephen E. (Stephen Ellicott), 1948-

Title The return of the native : American Indian political resurgence / Stephen Cornell.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.0497 CORN    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 278 pages ; 25 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 267-270.
Summary An incisive look at American Indian and Euro-American relations from the seventeenth century to the present, this book focuses on how such relations--and Indian responses to them--have shaped contemporary Indian political fortunes. Cornell shows how, in the early days of colonization, Indians were able to maintain their nationhood by playing off the competing European powers; and how the American Revolution and westward expansion eventually caused Native Americans to lose their land, social cohesion, and economic independence. The final part of the book recounts the slow, steady reemergence of American Indian political power and identity, evidenced by militant political activism in the 1960s and early 1970s. By paying particular attention to the evolution of Indian groups as collective actors and to changes over time in Indian political opportunities and their capacities to act on those opportunities, Cornell traces the Indian path from power to powerlessness and back to power again.
Subject Indians of North America -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1934-
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity.
ISBN 0195037723 (alk. paper)
0195065751 (paperback)