The history and politics of American Indians? unique constitutional status from a renowned scholar
Few Americans know that Indian tribes have a legal status unique among America's distinct racial and ethnic groups: They are also sovereign governments that engage in governmental relations with Congress. The self-rule of Native tribes long predates the founding of the United States, and that peculiar status has led to legal and political disputes?with vast sums of money hanging in the balance. From cigarette taxes to control of environmental resources to gambling law, the history of America... View More...