The political rights and sovereign status of American Indian nations has variously been respected, ignored, terminated, and unilaterally modified by federal lawmakers. The ambivalent political and legal status that tribes endure under western law has created and reinforced a vacillating federal Indian policy. Designed to educate, provoke, and motivate readers, Uneven Ground provides indigenous perspectives on federal Indian policy and law.
Wilkins, David E., and K. Tsianina Lomawaima. 2001. Uneven ground: American Indian sovereignty and federal law. Norman [Okla.]: University of Oklahoma Press.