Writing Indian Nations: Native Intellectuals and the Politics of Historiography, 1827-1863

Writing Indian Nations by Maureen Konkle
Maureen Konkle
University of North Carolina Press
2003

Maureen Konkle argues that by depending on treaties, which rest on the equal standing of all signatories, Europeans in North America institutionalized a paradox: the very documents through which they sought to dispossess Native peoples in fact conceded Native autonomy.