This engaging collection surveys and clarifies the complex issue of federal and state recognition for Native American tribal nations in the United States. Den Ouden and O'Brien gather focused and teachable essays on key topics, debates, and case studies. Written by leading scholars in the field, including historians, anthropologists, legal scholars, and political
scientists, the essays cover the history of recognition, focus on recent legal and cultural processes, and examine contemporary recognition struggles nationwide.
About Amy E. Den Ouden
Amy E. Den Ouden is associate professor of women's studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She is author of Beyond Conquest: Native Peoples and the Struggle for History in New England.
About Jean M. O'Brien
Jean M. O'Brien is associate professor of history and American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Dispossession by Degrees: Indian Land and Identity in Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790.