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Hollow Justice: A History of Indigenous Claims in the United States

David E. Wilkins


This book 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. The book addresses the important question of what one nation owes another when the balance of rights, resources, and responsibilities has been negotiated through treaties. How does the United States ensure that guarantees made to tribal nations, whether through a century ... More

Keywords: Native Americans, federal government, justice, treaties, tribal nations, Native peoples

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300119268
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300119268.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David E. Wilkins, author