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Alward, Clarence W. and Clarence E. Carter. "Trade and Politics, 1767-1769." Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library 16 (1921)
British trade and politics source material. It includes much on Pontiac.

Berkhofer, Robert F. Jr. "Americans Versus Indians: The Northwest Ordinance, Treaty Making, and Native Americans." Indiana Magazine of History LXXXIV (March 1988): 90-108.
Expansion with honor as a policy for United States Indian relations was bound to fail because American ethnocentrism only permitted solutions in terms limited by white ideals.

Blackburn, George M. "George Johnston and the Sioux-Chippewa Boundary Survey." Michigan History LI (Winter 1967): 312-322.
This line was called for in the Prairie du Chien Treaty of 1825.

"Canadian Documents." Wisconsin Historical Collections 5 (1867-1869): 64-108.
Various documents from the Canadian Library relating to the Old Northwest 1690's to 1730's.

Conrad, Dennis. "Museums Bury the Dead." News From Indian Country 9 (Late November 1995): 6A.
Federal law and American Indian descendants may force the reburial of remains and burial objects under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990.

Flesher, John. "Michigan Leaders Pleased with Compensation." News From Indian Country 11 (Late November 1997): 3A.
In 1948 the Bay Mills Indian community sued the federal government for shortchanging their ancestors in a land deal. After another half-century of legal twists and turns Washington apparently is about to pay up.

Flesher, John. "Tri-State Gathering Seeks Help in Battling Pollution." News From Indian Country 7 (Mid July 1993): 7.
Tribal leaders from three states met in Traverse City and accused the federal government of shortchanging tribes on funds for environmental problems.

Gower, Calvin W. "The CCC Indian Division: Aid for Depressed Americans." Minnesota History 43 (Spring 1972): 3-13.
By providing financial assistance to working Indians to improve their land the CCC was a valuable program for American Indians.

Gulliford, Andrew. "Bones of Contention: The Repatriation of Native American Human Remains." Public Historian 18 (Fall 1996): 117-143.
This essay explores the history of the collection of Native American skeletons and explains the unintended effects of recent legislation which was passed to help return Indian remains to tribal hands.

Gulliford, Andrew. "Curation and Repatriation of Sacred and Tribal Objects." Public Historian 14 (Summer 1992): 23-45.
Native Americans are reasserting hegemony over their own cultural values and insisting on curatorial change in the nation's museums.

Hardiman, Clayton. "Indians Reject Payment Plan." Indian Talk 2 (December/January 1975): 18-19.
The Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians voted unanimously to reject a government plan for payment of more than $1 million for land the Indians ceded 153 years ago.

Harrold, Richard. "Saginaw Chippewa May Face Supreme Court in Property Tax Withholding Case." News From Indian Country 11 (Late October 1997): 1+.
Since 1988 members of the Saginaw Chippewa tribe have refused to pay property taxes on land bought from non-Indians in Union Township, Isabella County, Michigan. County and state officials want them to pay up; the tribe says it doesn't have to.

Hinsdale, B.A. "The Western Land Policy of the British Government from 1763 to 1775. Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 1 (December 1887): 207-229.
"Facts now presented show conclusively that in the years following the French war the western policy of the British was not steady or consistent, but fitful and capricious; prompted partly by a solicitude for the Indian that was partly feigned."

"Indian Commission Forms Plan of Operation." Indian Talk 1 (April 1974): 4-8.
The Commission will be centering its attention on Indian groups and organizations.

"Indian Commission Problems Analyzed, Solutions Recommended by Director." Indian Talk 3 (March/April 1976): 16-18.
The Michigan Commission on Indian Affairs issued a report which recommends operating and policy guidelines.

Jung, Patrick J. "To Extend Fair and Impartial Justice to the Indian: Native Americans and the Additional Court of Michigan Territory, 1823-1836." Michigan Historical Review 23 (Fall 1997): 25-48.
While Anglo-American law as thrust upon Native Americans against their will, they were not passive victims of an alien legal system, but devised strategies to use the law for their own benefit.

Kole, Bill. "Michigan Legislation Would Broaden Tribal Police Powers." News From Indian Country 7 (Late May 1993): 8.
Tribal police would have more power to make arrests both on and off Michigan reservations under legislation which cleared a House panel.

"Michigan Could Lose $25 Million Commission if They Approve Pokagon Casino (St. Joseph, Michigan)." News From Indian Country 10 (Mid March 1996): 6A.
The state promised it would not allow private gambling.

"Michigan Indian Band Sues for Health Care." News From Indian Country 4 (March 8, 1990): 13.
The suit contends about 100 band members from Charlevoix county are being denied promised health care.

"Ottawa Face Decisions After Recognition." News From Indian Country 12 (Mid January 1978): 4A.
A $13 million windfall is among major issues facing the Little River Band of Ottawa.

Pittman, Philip McM. "Michigan Indian Treaties: The Problem of Title, Rights and Privileges." Chronicle, The Magazine of the Historical Society of Michigan 27 (1993): 35-39.
Pitman discusses the thorny issues surrounding current interpretation of treaty rights accorded to Native Americans and the larger matter of property rights and power.

Prucha, Francis Paul. "America's Indians and the Federal Government, 1900-2000." Wisconsin Magazine of History 84 (Winter 200-2001): 24-37.
Reviewing a century of conflict and change Prucha is cautiously optimistic.

Prucha, Francis Paul. "Early Indian Peace Medals." Wisconsin Magazine of History 45 (Summer 1962): 279-289.
Early medals were designed and produced to provide suitable symbols of peace and friendship for the Indian tribes with whom we shared the continent.

"Indian Tribes Asked to Give Back." News From Indian Country 12 (Mid October 1998): 1+.
Lawmakers are putting pressure on wealthier tribes to give up a large chunk of their federal funding, and several Michigan tribes have made their list.

Rubenstein, Bruce A. "Suffrage for the Savage: The Struggle for Indian Voting Rights in Michigan, 1850-1867." The Journal of the Great Lakes History Conference 2 (1979): 49-56.
Indians were enthusiastic voters because elective franchise was not conditioned upon assimilation.

Satz, Ronald N. " 'Tell Those Gray Haired Men What They Should Know': The Hayward Indian Congress of 1934." Wisconsin Magazine of History 77 (Spring 1994): 196-224.
In April 1934 representatives from Indian bands and tribes in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan convened at Hayward, Wisconsin for the purpose of receiving information about proposed federal legislation calling for major reforms in Indian affairs.

St. John, Paige. "Michigan Indian Tribes File Suit Over Gambling Talks." News From Indian Country 4 (Mid July 1990): 4.
Six Michigan Indian tribes claim Governor James Blanchard has blocked talks on reservation gambling rights.

Stevens, Paul L. "The Indian Diplomacy of Capt. Richard B. Lernoult, British Military Commandant of Detroit, 1774-1775." Michigan Historical Review 13 (Spring 1987): 47-82.
As commandant at the outbreak of the American Revolution, Lernoult conducted the Crown's Indian business at Detroit at a time when British policy underwent a marked shift.

Stevens, Paul L. " 'To Keep the Indians of the Wabache in His Majesty's Interest': The Indian Diplomacy of Edward Abbott, British Lieutenant Governor of Vincennes, 1776-1778." Indiana Magazine of History LXXXIII (June 1987): 141-171.
Scrutiny of Abbott's Indian diplomacy.

"Upper Peninsula Chippewa Seeking Federal Status." News From Indian Country 6 (Late May 1992): 3.
Chippewas living in the Upper Peninsula are seeking federal recognition as an Indian tribe to preserve their heritage and collect government benefits.

Volwiller, Robert T. "The Imperial Indian Department and the Occupation of the Great West, 1758-1766." Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society (1925): 100-107.

The completion of the occupation of the Great West in 1765 opened it permanently to Anglo-Saxon civilization.​

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