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By Keith Richotte Jr.

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ISBN-13: 9781469634500

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In an auditorium in Belcourt, North Dakota, on a cold October day in 1932, Robert Bruce and his fellow tribal electorate held the political destiny of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of their palms. Bruce, and the others, have been requested to undertake a tribal structure, yet he used to be unsatisfied with the rfile, because it restricted tribal governmental authority. in spite of the fact that, white professionals advised the tribal kingdom that the proposed structure used to be an important step in bringing a lawsuit opposed to the government over a long-standing land dispute. Bruce's selection, and the alternative of his fellow electorate, has formed tribal governance at the reservation ever considering that fateful day.

In this booklet, Keith Richotte Jr. bargains a serious exam of 1 tribal nation's choice to undertake a structure. by way of asking why the electorate of Turtle Mountain voted to undertake the rfile regardless of perceived flaws, he confronts assumptions approximately how tribal constitutions got here to be, reexamines the prestige of tribal governments within the current, and provides a clean set of questions as we glance to the way forward for governance in local the USA and beyond.

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