Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism
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This book is concerned with the erosion of inherent tribal sovereign powers caused primarily by the legacy of imperialist federal powers that have served to move the nation away from its formative commitments to a legally plural society. It argues for ideological and institutional reforms that will help redirect the trajectory of tribal-federal relations to better reflect the formative ethos oflegal pluralism that characterized intergovernmental relations in the early years of this republic. In the process, these reforms will help acknowledge and reaffirm a more robust and meaningful form of territorial sovereignty for Indian tribes.