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Main Title Native waters : contemporary Indian water settlements and the second treaty era /
Author McCool, Daniel,
Publisher University of Arizona Press,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 49029442
ISBN 0816522278; 9780816522279; 081652615X; 9780816526154
Subjects Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc ; Water rights--West (US) ; Indians of North America--Claims ; West United States ; United States of America ; Indigenous peoples ; Natural resources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  KF8210.N37M38 2002 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/30/2014
Collation xv, 237 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-228) and index.
Contents Notes
Rivers of ink -- A vision of good faith -- Decades and dollars -- Eternity on the block -- The cup of living water -- In the shadow of the eagle -- Last refuge -- Another kind of green -- "Come on, big village, be quick." "Since the beginning of the reservation era, the bitter conflict between Indians and non-Indians over water rights was largely confined to the courtroom. But in the 1980s the federal government began to emphasize negotiated settlements over lawsuits, and the settlements are changing water rights in fundamental ways - not only for tribes but also for non-Indian communities that share scarce water resources with Indians." "In Native Waters, Daniel McCool describes the dramatic impact these settlements are having both on Indian country and on the American West as a whole. Viewing the settlements as a second treaty era, he considers whether they will guarantee the water future of reservations - or, like treaties of old, will require tribes to surrender vast resources in order to retain a small part of their traditional homelands. As one tribal official observed, "It's like your neighbors have been stealing your horses for many years, and now we have to sit down and decide how many of those horses they get to keep.""--Jacket.