Native American Citizenship and Sovereignty

Native American Citizenship and Sovereignty

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Native Americans occupy an anomalous position in the United States. Federally recognized tribes each are separate sovereigns within the federal system. States hold no authority over them except what Congress may give them. Their enrolled members are dual citizens – of the United States and of their tribal nation. By virtue of the Constitution and the federal government’s responsibilities towards them, it means the government can do things for and to Native Americans that it cannot do to any other citizen. This seminar will examine this situation in both historical and contemporary context.

This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings. Registrants are highly encouraged to read the documents. Teachers will receive lunch, as well as a Letter of Attendance at the conclusion of the seminar.



November 6, 2023 -
November 6, 2023
8:30 AM MDT
2:15 PM MDT
Denver, CO
History Colorado Center
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