Up From Obscurity: Indian Rights Activism and the Development of Tribal-State Relations in the 1970s and 1980s Deep South

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Title:
Up From Obscurity: Indian Rights Activism and the Development of Tribal-State Relations in the 1970s and 1980s Deep South
Author:
Bates, Denise Eileen
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
This dissertation examines tribal-state relations in Alabama and Louisiana during the 1970s and 1980s. These relationships were the outcomes of the Southern Indian Movement, which emerged just as regional and national racial politics began shifting and southern states started to recognize Indian populations through the development of Indian Affairs Commissions. Through these state agencies, Indian groups forged strong networks with local, state, and national agencies while advocating for cultural preservation and revitalization, economic development, and the implementation of community services. Commissions also brought formerly isolated groups, each with different goals and needs, together for the first time, creating an assortment of alliances and divisions. These unique relationships between tribes and states additionally served state interests by giving legislators the opportunity to wage public relations campaigns, to make racialized critiques of the Black Civil Rights Movement, to emphasize the South's indigenous identity, and to assert states' rights by assuming federal responsibilities.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
South; Indian Activism; 20th Century
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
History; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Morrissey, Katherine G
Committee Chair:
Morrissey, Katherine G

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleUp From Obscurity: Indian Rights Activism and the Development of Tribal-State Relations in the 1970s and 1980s Deep Southen_US
dc.creatorBates, Denise Eileenen_US
dc.contributor.authorBates, Denise Eileenen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines tribal-state relations in Alabama and Louisiana during the 1970s and 1980s. These relationships were the outcomes of the Southern Indian Movement, which emerged just as regional and national racial politics began shifting and southern states started to recognize Indian populations through the development of Indian Affairs Commissions. Through these state agencies, Indian groups forged strong networks with local, state, and national agencies while advocating for cultural preservation and revitalization, economic development, and the implementation of community services. Commissions also brought formerly isolated groups, each with different goals and needs, together for the first time, creating an assortment of alliances and divisions. These unique relationships between tribes and states additionally served state interests by giving legislators the opportunity to wage public relations campaigns, to make racialized critiques of the Black Civil Rights Movement, to emphasize the South's indigenous identity, and to assert states' rights by assuming federal responsibilities.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectSouthen_US
dc.subjectIndian Activismen_US
dc.subject20th Centuryen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMorrissey, Katherine Gen_US
dc.contributor.chairMorrissey, Katherine Gen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLomawaima, K. Tsianinaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAnderson, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNichols, Rogeren_US
dc.identifier.proquest2068en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659747290en_US
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