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Alaska Natives and American Laws

Third Edition

Now in its third edition, Alaska Natives and American Laws is still the only work of its kind, canvassing federal law and its history as applied to the indigenous peoples of Alaska. Covering 1867 through 2011, the authors offer lucid explanations of the often-tangled history of policy and law as applied to Alaska’s first peoples. Divided conceptually into four broad themes of indigenous rights to land, subsistence, services, and sovereignty, the book offers a thorough and balanced analysis of the evolution of these rights in the forty-ninth state.
This third edition brings the volume fully up to date, with consideration of the broader evolution of indigenous rights in international law and recent developments on the ground in Alaska.

499 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2012

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“For the lawyer and scholar fortunate enough to be involved in the complexities of the Alaska Native experience, this book is absolutely necessary.”

Monroe Price, Alaska Law Review

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Edition
Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Acknowledgments to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments to the First Edition

1. The Federal Relationship to Alaska Natives
2. Aboriginal Title
3. Reservations
4. Native Allotments and Townsites
5. Ancsa: The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
6. History of Alaska Native Services
7. Native Entitlement to Services
8. Subsistence in Alaska
9. Modern Alaska Native Governments and Organizations
10. Sovereignty: Alaska Native Self-Government

Table of Cases, Statutes, Regulations, and Materials

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