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Grade 6 Academic Standards

6.3.7 Identify and explain topics related to indigenous sovereignty.

Oklahoma History Center Education Resources

Traveling Trunk
American Indian Tribes of Oklahoma in the Modern Era

Teacher Resources
Tribal Sovereignty Overview

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

M. Kaye Tatro, "Curtis Act (1898)"
Rennard Strickland, "Cherokee (tribe)"
Kent Carter, "Dawes Commission"
Clara Sue Kidwell, "Allotment"
William D. Pennington, "Reconstruction Treaties"
Donald Fixico, "American Indians"
Josh Clough, "American Indian Movement"
E. Jethro Gaede, "Termination and Relocation Programs"
Brian F. Rader, "Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act"

Research Center Resources

Jordan, H. Glenn and Thomas M. Holm, Indian Leaders: Oklahoma's First Statesmen (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1979).
Vine Deloria, The Nations Within: The Past and Future of American Indian Sovereignty (New York: Pantheon Books, 1984).
Loretta Fowler, Tribal Sovereignty and the Historical Imagination: Cheyenne-Arapaho Politics (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002).
Arrell Morgan Gibson, Between Two Worlds: The Survival of Twentieth Century Indians (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1986).
James S. Olson, ed., Encyclopedia of American Indian Civil Rights (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997).
David E. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima. Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press).
Jill Norgren, The Cherokee Cases: Two Landmark Federal Decisions in the Fight for Sovereignty (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004).
Oren Lyons, et al., Exiled in the Land of the Free: Democracy, Indian Nations, and the U.S. Constitution (Santa Fe: Clear Light Publishers, 1992).
Lawrence C. Kelly, Federal Indian Policy (New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1990).
National Congress of American Indians, "Spirit, Sovereignty, Survival," National Congress of American Indians, report of the 38th Annual Convention, October 11–16, 1981, Anchorage, Alaska. Washington, DC: National Congress of American Indians, 1981.
John R. Wunder, Native American Sovereignty (New York : Garland Publishing, 1999).

Online Primary Sources

"Tribal Leaders Directory," Bureau of Indian Affairs
Johnson and Graham's Lessee v. McIntosh, DocsTeach
"Judgment in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia," DocsTeach
"Notice of the Supreme Court's Opinion in Worcester v. Georgia," DocsTeach
"Act of June 18, 1934, Public Law 73-383, 48 STAT 984," DocsTeach
"The Dawes Act or General Allotment Act of 1887. U.S. Statutes at Large 24:388-91," Our Documents

Additional Resources

"Tribal Sovereignty," Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians
"Tribal Governance," National Congress of American Indians
"An Issue of Sovereignty," National Conference of State Legislatures
"Indian Resources Timeline," The United States Department of Justice
"The Navajo Treaty of 1868: Why Was the Navajo Journey Home So Remarkable?" Native Knowledge 360ᵒ, National Museum of the American Indian
Maps of Indian Territory, the Dawes Act, and Will Rogers' Enrollment Case File," Educator Resources, National Archives
"Northern Plains Treaties: Is a Treaty Intended to Be Forever?" Native Knowledge 360 Lesson Plan, National Museum of the American Indian

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