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The Eagle Returns: The Legal History of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
by Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Michigan State University Press, 2012
eISBN: 978-1-60917-004-2 | Cloth: 978-1-61186-022-1
Library of Congress Classification E78.M6F57 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.464

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

An absorbing and comprehensive survey, The Eagle Returns: The Legal History of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians shows a group bound by kinship,geography, and language, struggling to reestablish their right to self-governance. Hailing from northwest Lower Michigan, the Grand Traverse Band has become a well-known national leader in advancing Indian treaty rights, gaming, and land rights, while simultaneously creating and developing a nationally honored indigenous tribal justice system. This book will serve as a valuable reference for policymakers, lawyers, and Indian people who want to explore how federal Indian law and policy drove an Anishinaabe community to the brink of legal extinction, how non-Indian economic and political interests conspired to eradicate the community’s self-sufficiency, and how Indian people fought to preserve their culture, laws, traditions, governance, and language.


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