1997: US Religious Freedom policies Statement by President Bill Clinton and commentary from native activist. 1996: Text of Settlement Agreement - otherwise known as the "Accomodation Agreement"; mandates forced relocation of Dineh/Navajo peoples. An agreement between the US government and US-sponsored Hopi leaders. 1994: Robert Hagen vs. Utah Text of decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court favoring the State of Utah, overturning the Ute Tribe's injunction against U.S. seizure of Ute Reservation lands. Based on the Supreme Court's Order, the Ute Reservation was diminished and lands not "alloted" to the Tribe in 1905 are no longer considered part of the Ute Reservation. The State of Utah originally asked for ALL "Indian Country" and has until Sept. 29, 1997 to file yet another appeal asking for just that. 1989: Hearing before Select Committee on Indian Affairs, US Senate, on S. Con. Res. 76 - rhetorical acknowledgement of indigenous sovereignty 1868: Fort Laramie Treaty 1980: related Supreme Court decision According to Rebecca Michele Lord: "briefly, the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 stated that all the land in western South Dakota and huge portions of Wyoming and Montana would be Indian Land forever. The Supreme Court decision of 1980 upheld this treaty as valid but also awarded 'just compensation' in the form of money for the subsequent stealing of the Lakota Lands. The Lakota Nation has refused to accept the money maintaining that their Land was not and never will be for sale." Commentary on Fort Laramie Treaty issues: http://www.halcyon.com/pub/FWDP/Americas/selfgovt.txt http://www.halcyon.com/pub/FWDP/Resolutions/Tribal/lakota74.txt 1923: U.S. represses indigenous cultures 1704: Order in Council (Great Britain) re: Mohegan Indians v. Connecticut Crucial document in terms of understanding both past and present sovereigntist legal approaches.
Treaties between the United States and Kingdom of Hawai'i1993: U.S. Public Law 103-150 1849: Treaty signed December 20, 1849 1826: Treaty signed December 23, 1826
Nov 23/98: Hawai'i apology-5 years ago today
Nov 20/98: Mohegan sues US, claiming Liberty Island
Oct 07/98: Religious doctrine & genocide-Burning papal bulls
Aug 06/98: Hawaiian Kingdom vs. United States
Feb 25/98: US court rules Alaska is not Indian country
Dec 18/97: Clinton sued by Hawaiian sovereigntist Petition for a Writ of Mandamus: http://www.hawaii-nation.org/mandamus.htmlDec 10/97: Alaska vs. Village of Venetie
Oct 12/97: Columbus Day 1997 = 505 years of resistance
Sep 23/97: Commemoration of Ruby Valley
Sep 22/97: US Senate kills Gorton's anti-treaty rider
Sep 04/97: Proposed riders threaten treaty rights
Sep 18/92: Indictment of US for genocide
A watchdog for legislation in the U.S. Congress which may affect Native Nations. Excellent site.
Updates of all federal U.S. legislation, analysis, news clips, links to research materials, congressional scorecards, and more. A fee is charged to access the site, in order to pay for staff to keep the site running.
Native American Web Services (NAWEBS)
The 370 treaties ratified by the U.S. government, conveniently indexed by year, tribe, and place of signing.
This Week in "American Indian" History
A very thorough outline of significant events in relations between native nations and the U.S. government. Good historical context.
U.S. Congressional Documents & Debates, 1774-1873
US House of Representatives Internet Law Library