Anti-Indian Movement on the Tribal Frontier

Center For World Indigenous Studies
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Anti-Indian Movement on the Tribal FrontierDescription:Rudolph Rÿser has written the most extensive analysis about a Movement organized by non-Indians with help from some elected officials intent on removing American Indians from reserved lands guaranteed to them by treaty or executive order of the US president. The movement began in the late 1960s and built to a fever pitch in the middle 1980s with blockades, violent attacks and widespread propaganda laced with bigotry. The movement of the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s has become official government policy in Washington DC with the election of many movement activists to the Congress, US Senate and in the recently established Bush Administration many of these activists have become administration members in assistant secretary and even departmental secretary posts.This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the continuing efforts in the United States of America to remove Indians from their lands and the process of de juri annexation of tribal lands by counties, states and the US government. "Property Rights" regulations and legislation giving rise to consternation among conservationists and environmentalists was developed by the "movement". While threatening the "protected status" of tribal lands and sometimes violating that status, property rights advocates are pushing for legislation to affirm requirements that the US government pay for "taking property" as a result of environmental law and regulation impacts on personal property rights. Learn where these and other ideas now taking hold in the laws of the United States have their roots in the Anti-Indian Movement on the Tribal Frontier.