On The Drafting of Tribal Constitutions

University of Oklahoma PressSKU: 9780806138060

Cohen, Felix S.|Wilkins, David E.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
University of Oklahoma Press

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On the Drafting of Tribal Constitutions presents the original work of Felix S. Cohen (1907-1953) edited by David S. Wilkins. The importance of the original memorandum first submitted to the American federal government in 1934 by Cohen is his perspective on the nature of Native American self-government in the USA. As a staff member of the Department of the Interior Cohen was in a unique position for the implementation Indian Reorganization Act in 1934. His views on Indian tribal governance are discussed by Watkins in the introductory essay. The original work is substantially the same as first written except for minor corrections to typos. This is a significant piece of self-government thinking in the USA well before the ideas of self-government became popular in Canada. A detailed index and bibliography are included.

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