How the indians lost their land law and power on the frontier stuart banner on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers between the early seventeenth century and the early twentieth nearly all the land in the united states was transferred from americanindians to whites this dramatic transformation has been understood in two very different ways as a series of consensual transactions. The author describes how land sales changed from contracts between private parties to treaties between sovereign nations after the end of the french and indian war in 1763 followed by the convenient perception of native americans not as owners of their land but merely as occupants. You may think you know how the indians lost their land through fraudulent treaties outright theft forced marches and war but stuart banner shows that there is much more to this complicated story. Stuart banners overview of the frontier manipulation of law and increasing settler power to remove indians from title to their traditional lands emphasizes that our inherited histories of indian white contact are inadequate colored by rarely questioned stereotypes and equally questionable legal histories. How the indians lost their land law and power on the frontier user review not available book verdict written by a ucla law professor who formerly clerked for us supreme court justice sandra day oconnor this book is based on a premise likely to draw howls of protest from many historians of
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