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Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples, Treatment of

The treatment of aboriginal and indigenous peoples by colonizing Western powers since the sixteenth century has varied widely depending on the ideology and practices of the colonizer and the local circumstances and conditions of the colonized people. Only in the twentieth century did a transnational effort emerge that strove to recognize the legal rights and sovereignty of those people who arrived first and developed societies on the continents other than Europe.

Assimilation and Accommodation in United States Native American Policy

The United States, among all liberal-democratic settler states, arguably has the most widely polarized pattern of countervailing policies concerning the legal status of aboriginal societies. During much of the history of U.S. Indian policy, far-reaching accommodation of Indian sovereignty has largely gone hand in hand with a ...

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