Between the early seventeenth century and the early twentieth nearly all the land in the united states was transferred from american indians to whites how did indians actually lose their land stuart banner argues that neither simple coercion nor simple consent reflects the complicated legal history of land transfers instead time place and the balance of power between indians and . Stuart banner has taken a complex 400 year history of american indian land acquisition and has abstracted the legal basis and the prevailing sociocultural worldviews of settlers governments and aborigines to produce a work that we today can use to understand how the indians lost their lands this is a must read for anyone who has any official involvement with native american indians or . Shareable link use the link below to share a full text version of this article with your friends and colleagues learn more. In his book how the indians lost their land author stuart banner presents a work in two parts the first on the colonial periodis comprehensive specific and engaging the second on the government period is more limited general and gradualized in the colonial period banner a law professor stands right in the courtroom explaining the merits of the case while in the government . How the indians lost their land law and power on the frontier stuart banner no preview available 2007 common terms and phrases acquired agriculture allotment anglo american argued boundary britain british ceded cherokees civilization claim colonial governments colonial officials colonial period colonists commissioners congress conquest continental congress creeks dawes act declared deeds
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