Imperfect Victories: The Legal Tenacity of the Omaha Tribe, 1945-1995

Imperfect Victories: The Legal Tenacity of the Omaha Tribe, 1945-1995

Imperfect Victories: The Legal Tenacity of the Omaha Tribe, 1945-1995

Imperfect Victories: The Legal Tenacity of the Omaha Tribe, 1945-1995

Synopsis

Scherer (history, U. of Nebraska) examines the Omaha's efforts to overcome the effects of the federal government's wildly vacillating Indian policy and post-World War II legislation that transferred control over Indian affairs to state authorities. He argues that their legal successes have only been partly beneficial because of the years of hardship they caused and the fact that they failed to eliminate underlying tensions and problems.
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