Racial tension between Native American and white people on and near
Indian reservations is an ongoing problem in the United States. As
far back as 1886, the Supreme Court said that "because of local ill
feeling, the people of the United States where Indian tribes] are
found are often their deadliest enemies." This book examines the
history of troubled relations on and around Rosebud Reservation in
South Dakota over the last three decades and asks why Lakota
Indians and whites living there became hostile to one another.
Thomas Biolsi's important study traces the origins of racial
tension between Native Americans and whites to federal laws
themselves, showing how the courts have created opposing political
interests along race lines.
Drawing on local archival research and ethnographic fieldwork on
Rosebud Reservation, Biolsi argues that the court's definitions of
legal rights--both constitutional and treaty rights--make solutions
to Indian-white problems difficult. Although much of his argument
rests on his analysis of legal cases, the central theoretical
concern of the book is the discourse rooted in legal texts and how
it applies to everyday social practices.
This nuanced and powerful study sheds much-needed light on why
there are such difficulties between Native Americans and whites in
South Dakota and in the rest of the United States.
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