Documents of American Indian Diplomacy (2 volume set)
Treaties, Agreements, and Conventions, 1775–1979
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
1536 Pages | 9 x 11
These documents—augmented by chapter introductions that concisely set each type of treaty in its historical and political context—these documents effectively trace the evolution of American Indian diplomacy in the United States. This volume is the first major accessible compilation since Charles Kappler’s 1904 Indian Affairs, Laws and Treaties. As a group, these documents highlight American Indians’ roles as active agents in international diplomatic affairs.
“This two-volume set reveals the complexity and range of American Indian diplomatic concerns. The documents provide a wealth of new information about Indian relations with the United States and its European predecessors that should prove invaluable to both legal and historical researchers. . . . It makes the record of Native American diplomacy more complete than it has ever been.”—American Journal of Legal History
“Documents of American Indian Diplomacy contributes to our understanding of the evolution of federal Indian policy and law and the history of Indian-white relations. . . . The work also provides readers with a chance to reflect on the promises the United States made, often in perpetuity, for the millions of acres of land ceded by Indian nations and to judge whether the U.S. has abided by them.”—Jay Buckley, in the Great Plains Quarterly