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By Jill Norgren

This new and up to date variation of Norgren and Nanda's vintage textual content brings their exam of yank cultural pluralism and the legislations modern in the course of the Clinton management. whereas conserving their emphasis at the thought of cultural variety because it pertains to the legislations within the usa, new and up-to-date chapters replicate contemporary proper complaints concerning tradition, race, gender, and sophistication, with specific awareness paid to neighborhood and country courtroom evaluations. Drawing on courtroom fabrics, statutes and codes, and felony ethnographies, the textual content analyzes the continued negotiations and lodgings through the mechanism of legislations among culturally diversified teams and the bigger society. a massive textual content for classes in American govt, society and the legislation, cultural stories, and civil rights.

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S. government justified its extraordinary action in taking the land by claiming that the Sioux were not self-sufficient. This contention was rich in irony, since the 1868 treaty had already seized 48 million acres from the Sioux Nation, virtually eliminating its hunting ground after the buffalo had been decimated by whites. When the army dismounted and disarmed the Sioux, they became totally dependent on the United States for food. S. government took away the ability of the Sioux to be self-sufficient, then pointed to their dependent state as proof of their inability to manage their own affairs and in particular, to control their land.

Government had signed, by solemn treaty, the right of the Sioux to "the absolute and undisturbed use" of this land. Custer's announcement set off a clamor among white prospectors to take the Hills away from their Sioux owners. The govern- Native Americans 25 ment responded by first attempting to pressure the Sioux to cede the Black Hills. When that failed, the government forced the Sioux out. Federal agents disarmed the Sioux, took away the ponies without which they were unable to hunt the buffalo, and finally, threatened to cut off the government rations on which the Sioux were largely dependent.

And two extensive silk plantations on Kauai Island alone They will soon have a mill for 36 Race extracting paint oil from the abundant candle nuts.... "14 During the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s, Western law made inroads among both the Hawaiian elites and the common people, ultimately reshaping the whole of Hawaiian society. 15 By the 1820s, many Native Hawaiians, both commoners and chiefs, were leaving their subsistence livelihoods to participate in the new opportunities offered by trading and the emerging cash economy; Native Hawaiians were increasingly employed in menial and marginal service positions in the trading ports of Honolulu and Lahaina (on Maui).

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