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By Laurence M Hauptman

This is often the 1st descriptive research of the way American Indian rules are made either on the statewide and at supplier degrees. Pertinent to all states, the learn describes New York's ancient rules and emphasizes that bettering Indian life or attracting Indians to govt employment is handicapped by way of their total mistrust of kingdom intentions, a mistrust as a result of the continuing deadlock on American Indian land claims. utilizing archival documents by no means earlier than used, in addition to a plethora of interviews with nation officers and American Indians over a fifteen-year interval, Hauptman concludes that severe coverage alterations are had to construct lasting belief.

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William Evans and Mr. William Gorman of the Page xiv New York State Archives and Mr. James Corsaro of the Manuscript Division of the New York State Library for their help in locating valuable sources. Mrs. Susan Jaman helped put this manuscript into final form with her impeccable word processing. My greatest acknowledgment goes out to my wife, daughter, and son, who had to bear with me during this most difficult research and incessant daily traveling to Albany. LAURENCE M. HAUPTMAN NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK MARCH 15, 1987 Page xv Eastern Iroquois Settlements Credit Line: Jo Margaret Mano, cartographer.

They should now be educated to be men, not Indians, and it is the earnest belief of the committee that when the suggestions made, or at least the more important of them are accomplished facts and the Indians of the State are absorbed into the great mass of the American people, then, and not before, will the "Indian problem" be solved. New York Legislature, Assembly. Report of the Special Committee to Investigate the Indian Problem of the State of New York Appointed by the Assembly of 1888. , 1889 Writing in an article in the Columbia Law Review in 1922, Justice Cuthbert W.

Mohawk (Akwesasne) Tribal Council Letter to Governor Hugh Carey, March 14, 1977 Land issues are without question the backdrop to contemporary American Indian-New York State relations. They influence attitudes as well as strategies on both sides, they color as well poison the air, and most importantly, they prevent real progress in so many other areas affecting the state's relationship to the Indians. Land issues shape how contemporary American Indians view the outside world; they also determine many of the official decisions made in Albany relative to Indian communities.

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