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Largely forgotten today, the National Council on Indian Opportunity (1968–1974) was the federal government’s establishment of self-determination as a way to move Indians into the mainstream of American life. By endorsing the principle that Indians possessed the right to make choices about their own lives, envision their own futures, and speak and advocate for themselves, federal policy makers sought to ensure that Native Americans possessed the same economic, political, and cultural opportunities afforded other Americans. In this book, the first study of the NCIO, historian Thomas A. Britten traces the workings of the council along with its enduring impact on the lives of indigenous people.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. viii-x
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  1. Introduction: Genealogy of the NCIO
  2. pp. 1-32
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  1. 1: Launching the NCIO
  2. pp. 33-67
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  1. 2: The NCIO and Opportunity
  2. pp. 68-105
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  1. 3: The NCIO and Land Restoration
  2. pp. 106-145
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  1. 4: The NCIO and Indian Self-Determination
  2. pp. 146-182
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  1. 5: The NCIO and Urban Indians
  2. pp. 183-228
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  1. 6: In the Wake of the Trail of Broken Treaties Caravan
  2. pp. 229-253
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  1. Conclusion: An Opportunity Lost—The Final Year of the NCIO
  2. pp. 254-266
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 267-308
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 309-324
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 325-337
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826355003
Print ISBN
9780826354990
MARC Record
OCLC
884725753
Pages
344
Launched on MUSE
2014-09-16
Language
English
Open Access
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