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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Scamell and Gasztowicz on Land Covenants

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How the Indians Lost Their Land: Law and Power on the Frontier

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ISBN13: 9780674023963
Published: April 2007
Publisher: Belknap Press
Country of Publication: United States
Format: Softcover
Price: £20.95

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Between the early 17th Century and the early 20th, nearly all the land in the United States was transferred from American Indians to whites. This dramatic transformation has been understood in two very different ways - as a series of consensual transactions, but also as a process of violent conquest. Both views cannot be correct. How did Indians actually lose their land?

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Introduction 1. Native Proprietors 2. Manhattan for Twenty-four Dollars 3. From Contract to Treaty 4. A Revolution in Land Policy 5. From Ownership to Occupancy 6. Removal 7. Reservations 8. Allotment Epilogue Notes Acknowledgments Index