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Broken LandscapeIndians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution$
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Frank Pommersheim

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199915736

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199915736.001.0001

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International Law Perspective

International Law Perspective

A New Model of Indigenous Nation Sovereignty?

(p.259) 9 International Law Perspective
Broken Landscape

Frank Pommersheim

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses how international law affects the concept of indigenous nation sovereignty. It defines international law and identifies a distinctive turn in the field—an additional concern for individual human rights and collective rights of indigenous people. The chapter also looks into the possible future of Indian law. It considers early theories and developments in international law concerning indigenous peoples and describes arguments of Bartolome de las Casas and Francisco de Vitoria in favor of indigenous peoples.

Keywords:   international law, indigenous nation sovereignty, individual human rights, collective rights, indigenous people, Indian law, Bartolome de las Casas, Francisco de Vitoria, Indian tribes

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