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Grade 4 Academic Standards

4.1.2 Compare powers exercised by the local, state, and national levels of governments, recognizing tribal sovereignty as a tribal nation's inherent right to self-govern.

Oklahoma History Center Education Resources

Teacher Resources
Tribal Sovereignty Overview


The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Andrew K. Frank, "Seminole (tribe)"
Clara Sue Kidwell, "Choctaw (tribe)"
Douglas R. Parks, "Pawnee (tribe)"
Ingrid P. Westmoreland, "Inter-tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes"
James P. Pate, "Chickasaw"
Lisa A. Kraft, "Citizen Potawatomi"
Rennard Strickland, "Cherokee (tribe)"
Theodore Isham and Blue Clark, "Creek (Mvskoke)"

Research Center Resources 

Bob L. Blackburn, Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self-Determination, and Identity (Talequah, OK: Cherokee Nation, 2018)
Edward Samuel Corwin, The President, Office and Powers, 1787-1948: History and Analysis of Practice and Opinion (New York: New York University Press, 1948)
Jack D. Forbes, Native Americans and Nixon: Presidential Politics and Minority Self-Determination, 1969–1972 (Los Angeles: American Indian Studies Center, UCLA, 1981)

"Indian Self-Determination Reference Materials 1975" (Native American Manuscripts, Mary McCormick Collection, OHS)
"Tribal Sovereignty and Government to Government Relations 1991" (Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma Self-Governance, Mary McCormick Collection, OHS)

Online Primary Sources

"Judgement in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia," 1831, DocsTeach

Additional Resources

"State/Tribal Relations," National Congress of American Indians
"State and Local Government," Whitehouse.gov
"Tribal Governance," National Congress of American Indians
Oklahoma Diversity Council

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