There are many databases on the online catalog that can aid a student in finding journal articles online and in the library periodicals section downstairs. There are a couple of ways to get into article databases from the ASU Library Homepage. One way is to click on “Research Databases”, then "select by database subject area" to “American Indian Studies” and click “GO”. You will see that 16 different databases are there for you to browse, and within them you will be able to find the full text of many items of interest.
A description of what each database offers helps the researcher to choose whether they want journal articles, newspaper articles, magazines, newsletters, etc. Finding the right articles just takes using the right words to be successful in a search. Several tries using different keywords will give a better selection of material to choose from. For example, in searching for sovereignty, some keywords to use are: sovereignty, American Indian sovereignty, tribal sovereignty, self-determination, American Indians and sovereignty, etc. Use each term for a subject search, title search, or keyword search.
Included are small manuscripts, informational brochures, museum publications, photographs (including slides), radio transcripts, articles, and poetry. To find ephemera related to sovereignty, search the American Indian Index and the Arizona and Southwestern Index, which are accessed from the University Libraries home page under “Indexes” or click on the link from the Labriola website: http://www.asu.edu/lib/archives/labriola.htm. Examples of subjects are: sovereignty, self-determination, and tribal sovereignty.
Here are a couple of papers in the ephemera collection that discuss sovereignty from different perspectives:
Northern Lights, Vol. 3 #3, May/June 1987, pp. 7-9. This issue of Northern Lights feature tribal sovereignty as its theme. Labriola LAB EPH P-171
Land Rights News. Land Rights News is published for the Aboriginal people of Australia, who are seeking treaties to protect native title and sovereign rights. Labriola DU 666 .L36 Folio
This reference book on American Indians is organized alphabetically with a general subject listing ranging from names of specific people to general topics such as “weaving” and “relocation.” The significance of sovereignty is briefly discussed; also court cases relevant to sovereignty are included.
This reference book is a great starting point in researching American Indian law. A whole chapter is devoted to “Tribal Sovereign Immunity and the Indian Civil Rights Act.” Sovereignty is briefly discussed in reference to the Double Jeopardy Clause, Marshall Trilogy, water rights, etc.
This eleven-volume set provides the reader with a wide range of subjects, historical and contemporary. Volume ten provides the reader with a two-page definition of tribal sovereignty and its relation to the history of laws and regulations that have been both imposed upon tribes and negotiated with tribes.
This encyclopedia is an excellent starting point for doing research on sovereignty and jurisdiction. A synopsis of various topics relating to sovereignty and jurisdiction is as follows: Doctrine of Discovery, Domestic Dependent Nations, Jurisdiction: Criminal and Civil Ad judicatory, Regulatory and Taxing Jurisdiction.
This publication is filled with brief descriptions of court cases, enactments, hot topics and the people who were involved in Native American rights.
The following bibliography lists reference material dealing with American Indian Sovereignty. These resources include material found in the Labriola American Indian Data Center in the University Libraries at Arizona State University, websites, and other research facilities.
Tribal-state and tribal-federal relationships are featured with respects to exercising sovereignty through healthcare, education, gaming, and taxation. Implications of sovereignty through six doctrines of U.S. law are examined.
The main focus of this book is on the Cheyenne-Arapaho experiences with colonizers and how it has shaped tribal politics today. The historical constructions of the Cheyenne-Arapaho ideology and its effects on tribal society and norms are demonstrated.
Comprised of a variety of articles written by scholars of American Indian Studies, this book introduces political issues impacting American Indian nations and individuals. Chapters are divided up as follows: Nationalism and Sovereignty, International
Indigenous Rights, Economic Development, Law and Justice, Repatriation, and Activism.
An in-depth analysis of how the U.S. Supreme Court handled Indian cases throughout history is presented in this text. Wilkins examines the Supreme Court’s diminishment of Indian sovereignty and gives examples through fifteen court cases.
The dictionary is a useful tool for anyone wanting to learn more about the law as it applies to American Indians. Along with answering some of today’s most commonly asked questions about the law and American Indians, the dictionary also provides summaries of numerous legislative acts, court cases, and tribal organizations.
Chronologically organized, this book contains documents that are significant in that they have contributed to federal Indian policy in one way or another. The compilation includes treaties, legislative enactments, judicial decisions, executive statements, and extracts from official committees and commissions from 1780’s to 2000.
Three land claim cases that resulted in three victories for the protection and compensation for Zuni aboriginal lands and environmental damage caused by private industry are examined in this publication. Zuni culture and its history are discussed. Essays written by historians, archaeologists, anthropologists and lawyers who testified in the cases are included.
Separated into five parts with part one entitled, “Native Hawaiian Lands and Sovereignty”, this handbook analyzes and discusses the historical and political relationships that are unique to Native Hawaiians as an aboriginal people. Land titles, resource rights, traditional and customary rights are examined throughout the text.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Washington State University, December 1996.
“A Question of Sovereignty [videorecording]”: with Kirke Kickingbird / The Institute for the Development of Indian Law; produced and directed by Joel L. Freedman; written by Joan Kuehl; a Cinnamon production. Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Development of Indian Law, 1977. Labriola KF 8205 .Q84 1977 VIDEO
This 10-minute video is a great start for those just starting to research American Indian Sovereignty, by giving a basic definition of what “sovereign power” is.
Chinook Trilogy [videorecording], Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish commission (CRITFC), Portland, Oregon, 1994.
Each video is 30 minutes long. The Chinook Trilogy was created by CRITFC, composed of the Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla, and Nez Perce tribes, in an effort to inform and educate the public about fishing rights and its implications toward tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, ecological conditions of the Columbia River and salmon population.
Included with each tape is a supplement titled “Che Wana Tymoo (Stories of the Big River).” This little handout includes a map of the tribes of the Columbia River, a short time-line history of treaty fishing, the importance of saving the fish, and questions & answers on treaty rights.
Part 1: “My Strength is From the Fish.” This first tape serves as an introduction to fishing rights along the Columbia River. The importance of salmon fishing is explained from perspectives of community members, tribal leaders, fishers and others. The current state of fishing is introduced. Labriola E98 .F4 M9x 1994 VIDEO
Part 2: “Empty Promises, Empty Nets.” The second tape discusses fishing as treaty and sovereign rights of tribes. The Treaty of 1855 and the case of United States v. Washington, otherwise known as The Boldt Decision, are discussed. This tape features the legal aspects fishing rights bound by treaties and courts decisions. The upholding of fishing rights is a theme throughout the tape. Labriola E98 .F4 E47x 1994 VIDEO
Part 3: “Matter of Trust.” The third and last tape of the Chinook Trilogy focuses primarily on the ecological effects that have impacted the salmon population throughout history. Fresh water ecosystems and other solutions to increase salmon population are detailed in this last video. Labriola E98 .F4 M38x 1995 VIDEO
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