Zuni and the courts : a struggle for sovereign land rights

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  • Creator edited by E. Richard Hart
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, [1995] ©1995
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xxi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780700607051, 0700607056
  • OCLC ocm31606255


  • "Three decades ago - years after most tribes had filed land claims - the Zuni initiated legal battles related to aboriginal claims, rights, and use that few experts thought they could win. Yet by 1991 they had achieved three major victories." "Providing a new overview of these cases and Zuni history, Richard Hart has gathered together essays written by many of those who testified for the Zuni - historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and scientists - as well as commentary from the tribe's lawyers. The authors simplify the complex nature of the testimony, making it accessible to a wide audience."--BOOK JACKET.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Preface / Robert E. Lewis -- Introduction / E. Richard Hart -- Pt. 1. Aboriginal Claims (Zuni 1 - Docket 161-79L). 1. Zuni Archaeology and Culture History / T. J. Ferguson. 2. Historic Zuni Land Use / E. Richard Hart. 3. Zuni Oral Tradition and History / Triloki Nath Pandey. 4. Zuni History and Anthropology / Fred Eggan. 5. Values of Zuni Oral History / Floyd A. O'Neil. 6. Zuni's Royal Contract with Spain / Ward Alan Minge. 7. New Mexican Reducciones / Ward Alan Minge. 8. Zuni History During the Early U.S. Period / Myra Ellen Jenkins. 9. The Zuni Indians Under the Laws of Spain, Mexico, and the United States / S. Lyman Tyler. 10. Zuni Relations with the United States and the Zuni Land Claim / E. Richard Hart. 11. The Zuni Land Claim Victory / E. Richard Hart -- Pt. 2. Damages to Zuni Trust Lands (Zuni 2 - Dockets 327-81L and 224-84L). 12. The Zuni Land Conservation Act of 1990 / E. Richard Hart. 13. An Anthropological Perspective on Zuni Land Use / T. J. Ferguson. 14. Problems of Land Use Within a Portion of the Zuni Land Claim Area / John O. Baxter. 15. Recapturing the Landscape: Use of U.S. Government Surveys in Zuni Land Claims Research / Ronald L. Stauber. 16. Dendrochronological Dating of Alluvial Deposition and Erosion in the Zuni Area / Jeffrey S. Dean. 17. Recovering the Remembered Past: Folklore and Oral History in the Zuni Trust Lands Damages Case / Andrew Wiget. 18. Changing Meanings of Arroyo / Samuel C. Monson -- Pt. 3. The Barefoot Trail (United States v. Platt). 19. Protection of Kolhu/wala:wa ("Zuni Heaven"): Litigation and Legislation / E. Richard Hart. 20. The Sacred Trail to Zuni Heaven: A Study in the Law of Prescriptive Easements / Hank Meshorer. 21. The Zuni Claims Cases / Stephen G. Boyden. 22. The Zuni Land Case: A Personal Reminiscence / Floyd A. O'Neil. 23. Achieving True Interpretation / Edmund J. Ladd -- 24. Afterword / E. Richard Hart -- App. A. Findings of the United States Claims Commission, Docket 161-79L, Aboriginal Area -- App. B. Findings of the United States Claims Commission, Docket 161-79L, Taking Dates -- App. C. The Zuni Land Conservation Act of 1990 -- App. D. Plan for the Use of Judgment Funds, Docket 161-79L -- App. E. The Zuni Resource Development Plan: Executive Summary and Foreword -- App. F. A Partial Listing of Expert Reports and Depositions in the Zuni Claims Litigation
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