As America breathes a sigh of relief in the afterglow of the pyrotechnics associated with the first post-September 11 July 4, pondering its global status as as the leading agent in its self-proclaimed "War on Terrorism," and its domestic situation with a "War on Federalism" raging between the Supreme Court's redefined notion of states' rights and federal authority, it seems a propitious time to ask where indigenous nations fit in this warlike atmosphere, given that the history of Indian/U.S. relations involved a fair amount of war-related activities.
Copyright © 2002 Indian Country Communications. This article first appeared in News from Indian Country (August 2002), 17A.
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Wilkins, David E. “Indigenous Peoples, American Federalism, and the Supreme Court.” News from Indian Country 16, no. 16 (August 2002), 17A.