Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock : treaty rights and Indian law at the end of the nineteenth century / Blue Clark.

By: Clark, Blue, 1946-Material type: TextTextSeries: Law in the American West: v. 5.Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1999, c1994Description: xiii, 182 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cmISBN: 0803264011 (pbk.: alk. paper); 9780803264014 (pbk.: alk. paper); 0803214669 (cl.: alk. paper); 9780803214668 (cl.: alk. paper)Other title: Lone Wolf versus HitchcockSubject(s): Lone Wolf, Kiowa Indian -- Trials, litigation, etc | United States -- Trials, litigation, etc | Kiowa Indians -- Land tenure -- History | Indians of North America -- Land tenure -- Oklahoma -- History | Indians of North America -- Treaties -- HistoryDDC classification: 346.7304/32/08997 | 347.30643208997 LOC classification: KF228.L66 | C58 1999
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-176) and index.

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Clark's case study of the Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock opinion of 1903 offers the most sweeping assertion of federal plenary power over Native Americans in US history. Clark discusses the Supreme Court's post-Civil War, pro-industrial development doctrines; Kiowa history in Montana and the southern plains; the 1867 Medicine Lodge Treaty with Kiowas, Comanches, and Plains Apaches; Kiowa resistance efforts after 1867 and support for these efforts from the Indian Rights Association; the devastation of the Kiowa land base and resulting poverty after loss of the case; and the impact of the holding on US policy toward subsequent Indian law and treatment of colonial peoples. Appendices include the treaty, agreement, and opinion. A chronology and maps aid comprehension. More on the concomitant destruction of Indian Territory would have given a better context. But the book provides much more about this case than has been available. Lone Wolf is of major importance in Indian law. Courts today often ignore its central holdings but these still govern in some areas and remain as potential bases for a return to assimilationist policies. All levels. E. R. Rusco; emeritus, University of Nevada, Reno

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Blue Clark is a professor of law at Oklahoma City University.

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