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Wilkins, David E. (David Eugene) 1954-

Works: 24 works in 128 publications in 1 language and 11,954 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Sources  Educational films  Documentary films  Internet videos  Handbooks and manuals  Nonfiction films  Biography  Claims 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: E98.T77, 323.1197073
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Most widely held works by David E Wilkins
American Indian politics and the American political system by David E Wilkins( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now in its third edition, American Indian Politics and the American Political System is the most comprehensive study written from a political science perspective that analyzes the structures and functions of indigenous governments (including Alaskan Native communities and Hawaiian Natives) and the distinctive legal and political rights these nations exercise internally, while also examining the fascinating intergovernmental relationship that exists between native nations, the states, and the federal government." "The third edition contains a number of important modifications. First, it is now coauthored by Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, who brings a spirited new voice to the study. Second, it contains ample discussion of how President Obama's election has altered the dynamics of Indian Country politics and law. Third, it contains more discussion of women's issues, several new vignettes, an updated timeline, new photographs, and updated charts, tables, and figures."--Jacket
Native voices : American Indian identity and resistance( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native peoples of North America still face an uncertain future due to their unstable political, legal, and economic positions. Views of their predicament continue to be dominated by non-Indian writers. In response, a dozen Native American writers here reclaim their rightful role as influential "voices" in debates about Native communities. These scholars examine crucial issues of politics, law, and religion in the context of ongoing Native American resistance to the dominant culture. They particularly show how the writings of Vine Deloria, Jr., have shaped and challenged American Indian scholarship in these areas since 1960s. They provide key insights into Deloria's thought, while introducing some critical issues confronting Native nations. Collectively, these essays take up four important themes: indigenous societies as the embodiment of cultures of resistance, legal resistance to western oppression against indigenous nations, contemporary Native religious practices, and Native intellectual challenges to academia. Essays address indigenous perspectives on topics usually treated by non-Indians, such as role of women in Indian society, the importance of sacred sites to American Indian religious identity, and relationship of native language to indigenous autonomy. A closing essay by Deloria, in vintage form, reminds Native Americans of their responsibilities and obligations to one another and to past and future generations. This book argues for renewed cultivation of a Native American Studies that is more Indian-centered
Tribes, treaties, and constitutional tribulations by Vine Deloria( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two prominent scholars of American Indian law and politics undertake a full historical examination of the relationship between Indians and the United States Constitution that explains the present state of confusion and inconsistent application in U.S. Indian law."--Jacket
Uneven ground : American Indian sovereignty and federal law by David E Wilkins( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Native American perspectives on tribal debates with the U.S. government, discussing the doctrine of discovery, plenary power, tribal-state relations, and other related topics
American Indian sovereignty and the U.S. Supreme Court : the masking of justice by David E Wilkins( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents of Native American political development : 1500s to 1933 by David E Wilkins( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book features a variety of primary source documents - traditional accounts, tribal constitutions, legal codes, business council rules and regulations, Bureau of Indian Affairs agents' reports, congressional discourse, and intertribal compacts - written by both Natives and non-Natives, that reflect how indigenous peoples continued to exercise a significant measure of self-determination long after it was presumed to have been lost, surrendered, or vanquished. The documents are arranged chronologically, each with a brief, introductory essay by Wilkins that places them in the proper context. Each essay is then followed by a brief list of suggestions for further reading." "Covering a fascinating and relatively unknown period in Native American history, from the earliest examples of indigenous political writings to the formal constitutions crafted just before the American intervention of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, this anthology will serve as an invaluable resource for scholars and students of the political development of indigenous peoples the world over." --Book Jacket
The Navajo political experience by David E Wilkins( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book offers a way to explore the culture of politics and the politics of culture confronted by all native peoples
Hollow justice : a history of Indigenous claims in the United States by David E Wilkins( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, the first of its kind, comprehensively explores Native American claims against the United States government over the past two centuries. Despite the federal government's multiple attempts to redress indigenous claims, a close examination reveals that even when compensatory programs were instituted, Native peoples never attained a genuine sense of justice. David E. Wilkins addresses the important question of what one nation owes another when the balance of rights, resources, and responsibilities have been negotiated through treaties. How does the United States assure that guarantees made to tribal nations, whether through a century old treaty or a modern day compact, remain viable and lasting?"--
On the drafting of tribal constitutions by Felix S Cohen( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Drafting of Tribal Constitutions shows that concepts of Indigenous autonomy and self-governance have been vital to Native nations throughout history. As today's tribal governments undertake reform, Cohen's memorandum again offers a wealth of insight on how best to amend previous constitutions. It also helps scholars better understand the historic policy shift brought about by the Indian Reorganization Act."--Pub. desc
The legal universe : observations on the foundations of American law by Vine Deloria( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive look at the legal treatment of individuals and corporations, especially minority groups
The Hank Adams reader : an exemplary native activist and the unleashing of indigenous sovereignty( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to Vine Deloria Jr., Hank Adams is the most important Native American of the past sixty years. From his mediation of disputes between the US government and AIM in the 1970s to his key role in the Trail of Broken Treaties, Adams shaped modern Native activism. For the first time Adams' writings are collected, providing a well-rounded portrait of this important figure and a firsthand history of Indian country in the late twentieth century"--Provided by publisher
Diné bibeehazʼáanii : a handbook of Navajo government by David E Wilkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dismembered : native disenrollment and the battle for human rights by David E Wilkins( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the number of federally recognized Native nations in the United States are increasing, the population figures for existing tribal nations are declining. This depopulation is not being perpetrated by the federal government, but by Native governments that are banishing, denying, or disenrolling Native citizens at an unprecedented rate. Since the 1990s, tribal belonging has become more of a privilege than a sacred right. Political and legal dismemberment has become a national phenomenon with nearly eighty Native nations, in at least twenty states, terminating the rights of indigenous citizens. The first comprehensive examination of the origins and significance of tribal disenrollment, "Dismembered" examines this disturbing trend, which often leaves the disenrolled tribal members with no recourse or appeal. At the center of the issue is how Native nations are defined today and who has the fundamental rights to belong. By looking at hundreds of tribal constitutions and talking with both disenrolled members and tribal officials, the authors demonstrate the damage this practice is having across Indian Country and ways to address the problem
The legal consciousness of the United States Supreme Court : a critical examination of Indian Supreme Court decisions regarding congressional plenary power and tribal sovereignty-1870-1921 by David E Wilkins( )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Indians and U.S. politics : a companion reader( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Indian politics and the American political system by David E Wilkins( Recording )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book provides an] introduction to the history, structure, and function of tribal governments, their relationship to contemporary American politics, and the rights of individual Indians who are often caught in between these frequently contentious sovereigns. As [the author] demonstrates, American Indian politics today is an elaborate braid of tribal government, American citizenship, indigenous activism, economic development, media attention, and cultural identity.-Back cover
The reinvigoration of the doctrine of ʺimplied repeals :ʺ a requiem for indigenous treaty rights by David E Wilkins( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Donald S. Russell Lecture with Hon. David Wilkins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The White Earth nation : ratification of a native democratic constitution by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The White Earth Nation of Anishinaabeg Natives ratified a new constitution in 2009, the first indigenous democratic constitution, on a reservation in Minnesota. Many Native constitutions were written by the federal government, and with little knowledge of the people and cultures. The White Earth Nation set out to create a constitution that reflected its own culture. The resulting document provides a clear Native perspective on sovereignty, independent governance, traditional leadership values, and the importance of individual and human rights
Shattering the Silences : the Case for Minority Faculty( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documentary explores issues of faculty diversity in American higher education in the mid-1990s, focusing on the professional and personal experiences of eight minority scholars in the humanities and social sciences at various institutions
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Native voices : American Indian identity and resistance
Alternative Names
Wilkins, David E.

Wilkins, David E. 1954-

Wilkins, David E., (David Eugene), 1954-

Wilkins, David Eugene 1954-

English (123)

Native voices : American Indian identity and resistanceTribes, treaties, and constitutional tribulationsUneven ground : American Indian sovereignty and federal lawAmerican Indian sovereignty and the U.S. Supreme Court : the masking of justiceDocuments of Native American political development : 1500s to 1933The Navajo political experienceOn the drafting of tribal constitutionsThe legal universe : observations on the foundations of American law