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Author Wilkins, David E
Title The Navajo Political Experience
Imprint Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (331 pages)
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Series Spectrum Series: Race and Ethnicity in National and Global Politics
Spectrum Series: Race and Ethnicity in National and Global Politics
Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- Preface -- New to This Edition -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- I: Foundations of Diné Government and Relations with the United States -- Chapter One: Diné National Government: An Historical Overview -- Outline -- Introduction -- Diné Traditional Political Life -- Diné Government: 1700-1846 -- Diné Governmental Change during the Early American Period: 1846-1921 -- The Birth of Local Government: 1922-1936 -- Navajo Tribal Reorganization: 1936-1938 -- Diné Tribal Government: 1940-1989 -- Democratization of the Navajo Nation: Title II Amendments, 1989-2002 -- Fundamental Law to the Present -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- Chapter Two: A Nation within a Nation -- Outline -- Introduction -- No Universal Legal Definition -- A Navajo Understanding of What Constitutes a Nation -- The Cultural Side of Navajo National Identity -- The Political Side of Navajo Identity -- The Distinctive Native Nation-Federal Relationship -- Native Nation-State Relations -- Conclusion -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- Chapter Three: Governmental Structure: Its Form and Function -- Outline -- Introduction -- What Is Government? -- What Are Politics and Political Science? -- Why the Need for Government? -- Who Has the Power in Government? -- The Role of Ideology in American Politics -- Three Principal Functions of Government -- Types of Governing Structures -- What Is Democracy? -- Division of Governing Functions -- Conclusion -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- Chapter Four: Federal Indian Policy: An Historical Overview -- Outline -- Introduction -- Indigenous Independence: 1492-Colonial Era -- Early United States Independence: 1776-1828 -- Removal-Relocation-Reservation: 1828-1887 -- Allotment and Assimilation: 1887-1921
Reorganization and Limited Tribal Self-Rule: 1921-1945 -- Termination: 1945-1961 -- Tribal Self-Determination and Self-Governance: 1961-Present -- Conclusion -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- II: Institutions of Diné Government -- Chapter Five: The Framework of Navajo Government Today -- Outline -- Introduction -- Navajo Nation Code: Principles -- Navajo Nation Code: Authority -- Why Is There a Code and Not a Constitution? -- Limits to Navajo Government Power -- Attempts at Government Reform -- Conclusion -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- Chapter Six: The Navajo Nation Legislature (The Council) -- Outline -- Introduction -- What Is a Legislature? -- The Council and Its Delegates -- Committees -- How a Resolution Becomes Law -- Factors Influencing Navajo Lawmakers -- Reapportionment-"One-Navajo, One-Vote" -- Conclusion -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- Chapter Seven: The Navajo Nation Executive (The President and Vice President) -- Outline -- Introduction -- What Is Executive Power? -- Powers of the Navajo Nation President -- Presidential Office and Activities -- Vacancies -- Gifts of Property -- The Executive Bureaucracy -- Conclusion -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- Chapter Eight: The Navajo Nation Judiciary (The Courts) -- Outline -- Introduction -- Historical Background of the Navajo Nation Courts -- Navajo Nation Court Structure -- Qualifications for Judicial Appointment -- Conclusion -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- Chapter Nine: Local Governing Institutions -- Outline -- Introduction -- Chapters -- Townships -- District Grazing Committees -- Off-Reservation Land Boards -- Major Irrigation Projects/Farm Boards -- Agency Councils -- Conclusion -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- III: Political Dynamics of Diné Government
Chapter Ten: Interest Groups and Diné Politics: From Without and Within -- Outline -- Introduction -- The Navajo Nation "As Subject" to Outside Interest Groups -- The Navajo Nation "As Subject" to Inside Interest Groups -- The Navajo Nation "Acting As" an Interest Group -- Conclusion -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- Chapter Eleven: The Navajo Nation and the Media -- Outline -- Introduction -- Navajo Nation Media Enterprises -- Conclusion -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- Chapter Twelve: Diné Voting, Elections, and Campaign Finances -- Outline -- Introduction -- Navajo Voting -- Navajo Election Laws -- Conclusion -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- Chapter Thirteen: Diné Political Economy -- Outline -- Introduction -- Early Diné Economic Activity -- Navajos Traders and Pawn -- Livestock Reduction -- The Beginnings of Navajo Nationalism -- Contemporary Status of Diné Economic Development -- Conclusion -- Key Terms -- Selected Readings -- Notes -- List of Appendices -- Appendix A -- Timeline of Diné Political History -- Appendix B -- Chairmen (Presidents) of the Navajo Nation -- Appendix C -- Treaty between the United States of America and the Navajo Tribe of Indians (1849) -- Appendix D -- Treaty between the United States of America and the Navajo Tribe of Indians (1868) -- Appendix E -- Rules for the Navajo Tribal Council (1938) -- Appendix F -- Navajo Nation Bill of Rights (1967) -- Appendix G -- Resolution of the Navajo Tribal Council (1989) -- Appendix H -- Resolution of Navajo Nation Council (1998) -- Appendix I -- Navajo Fundamental Law of 2002 -- Appendix J -- Diné Natural Resources Protection Act of 2005 -- Appendix K -- Nelson v. Shirley (2010) -- Index -- About the Author
Native nations, like the Navajo nation, have proven to be remarkably adept at retaining and exercising ever-increasing amounts of self-determination even when faced with powerful external constraints and limited resources. Now in this fourth edition of David E. Wilkins' The Navajo Political Experience, political developments of the last decade are discussed and analyzed comprehensively, and with as much accessibility as thoroughness and detail
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Wilkins, David E. The Navajo Political Experience Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,c2013 9781442226685
Subject Indians of North America - Southwest, New - Politics and government
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