Tribes & Tribulations: Misconceptions About American Indians and Their Histories by Laurence M. Hauptman
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Tribes & Tribulations: Misconceptions About American Indians and Their Histories
Laurence M. Hauptman
Univ of New Mexico Pr; 1st edition (April 1, 1995)
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Some misconceptions arise from mistaken claims that pass as fact, such as the notion that the U.S. Constitution derived some of its concepts from the Iroquois. The misuse of terms such as genocide and paternalism has also obscured the experience of individual Indian nations or dulled perceptions about Anglo-American avarice. The tribal sovereignty guaranteed by treaties and, at the same time, the Native Americans' United States citizenship have confused many who assume Indians receive special considerations.