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Claiming Turtle Mountain's Constitution The History, Legacy, and Future of a Tribal Nation's Founding Documents

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ISBN-10: 1469634511

ISBN-13: 9781469634517

Edition: 2017

Authors: Keith Richotte

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In an auditorium in Belcourt, North Dakota, on a chilly October day in 1932, Robert Bruce and his fellow tribal citizens held the political fate of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in their hands. Bruce and the others had been asked to adopt a tribal constitution, but he was unhappy with the document, as it limited tribal governmental authority. However, white authorities told the tribal nation that the proposed constitution was a necessary step in bringing a lawsuit against the federal government over a longstanding land dispute. Bruce's choice, and the choice of his fellow citizens, has shaped tribal governance on the reservation ever since that fateful day. In this book,…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/25/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 0.066
Language: English