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Author McMillen, Christian W., 1969-

Title Making Indian law : the Hualapai land case and the birth of ethnohistory / Christian W. McMillen
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xx, 284 pages) : maps
Series The Lamar Series in Western History
Contents The Hualapais -- The conflict -- The Hualapai awakening -- The government versus the Hualapais -- Taking Hualapai land -- Writing Indians out of their land -- The Hualapais and history -- Land and law -- Saving Hualapai land -- Building a case -- The case in court -- The Supreme Court and the power of history -- In the wake of Hualpai
Summary In 1941, a groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court decision changed the field of Indian law, setting off an intellectual and legal revolution that continues to reverberate around the world. This book tells for the first time the story of that case, United States, as Guardian of the Hualapai Indians of Arizona, v. Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Co., which ushered in a new way of writing Indian history to serve the law of land claims. Since 1941, the Hualapai case has travelled the globe. Wherever and whenever indigenous land claims are litigated, the shadow of the Hualapai case falls over the proceedings. Threatened by railroad claims and by an unsympathetic government in the post - World War I years, Hualapai activists launched a campaign to save their reservation, a campaign which had at its centre documenting the history of Hualapai land use. The book recounts how key individuals brought the case to the Supreme Court against great odds and highlights the central role of the Indians in formulating new understandings of native people, their property, and their past
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company -- Trials, litigation, etc
Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé Railroad Company
Indian title -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Hualapai Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History -- 20th century
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
LAW -- General.
Indian title.
Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona -- Trials, litigation, etc
Hualapai Indian Reservation (Ariz.) -- Trials, litigation, etc
Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona.
Arizona -- Hualapai Indian Reservation.
United States.
Hualapai Indian Reservation
Genre/Form Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Trials, litigation, etc.
Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Comptes rendus de procès et d'arbitrage.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780300135237