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Summary: The Navajo Nation is the largest of over 560 federally recognized indigenous entities in the United States today. Navajo history and politics thus serve as a model for understanding American Indian issues across the board ranging from the tribal-federal relationship to contemporary land disputes, taxation policies, and Indian gaming challenges. This revised edition of a recent text includes new census data along with a new introduction and an updated timeline of Dine ...show more political history. The text's thoroughgoing analysis of Navajo political institutions and processes is amplified by a consideration of the distinctive Navajo culture. Presented in the context of indigenous societies everywhere, the book offers a way to explore the culture of politics and the politics of culture confronted by all native peoples. Edition/Copyright: REV 03
- Shows Navajo politics and government as a dynamic force involving interest group activity, the media, voting, elections, and campaign finance issues-a microcosm of national politics overall.
- Explores the intergovernmental relationships between and among Navajo tribal government, other tribes, and state and federal level governments.
- A Navajo policy portfolio focuses on land disputes, Indian gaming, and taxation issues.
- Each chapter includes a chapter outline, a chapter conclusion, key terms, selected readings, and notes for reference.
- Distinctive appendices include a timeline, chairmen of the Navajo Nation, key treaties ratified, and major laws shaping Navajo political affairs.
- The book includes tables, figures, maps, and a detailed index in a visually appealing package.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
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