American Indian Political Participation

  title={American Indian Political Participation},
  author={Helen L. Peterson},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={116 - 126}
  • H. Peterson
  • Published 1 May 1957
  • Political Science
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The legal right of American Indian tribes to self-government still exists in principle, but during the last hundred years, it has been ignored or in fringed upon by regulation or local interpretation to such an extent, especially since the Civil War, that the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 which meant to restore self-government in local affairs seemed unrealistic to many Indian tribes. Since 1950, government interference in tribal affairs has again increased, both at the national and state… 
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