What is their legal standing with the U.S. government

What is their legal standing with the U.S. government

Native American Group Research Paper

Select a sovereign Native American group (one on the official federal list) from the list at http://www.ncsl.org/research/state-tribal-institute/list-of-federal-and-state-recognized-tribes.aspx. Be sure to choose a group for which sufficient information can be found to prvide facts and examples.

Research information about your group using at least two professional peer reviewed or primary (e.g. tribal or government) outside sources.

Write a 525- to 700-word paper.

Organize your paper as an essay with introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs.

Specifically answer these questions:

Where are they located in the U.S. today?

Were they forcibly removed from their ancestral lands? How?

Do they have a reservation today?

What is their legal standing with the U.S. government?

How many enrolled members are there in the tribe?

How is tribal membership defined?

What form of government do they practice? Can both men and women be on the governing body?

Do they have an official language other than English or Spanish? Is the language taught in Indian schools?

Cite and reference in APA style all sources of information used.

Format your paper consistent with appropriate course-level APA guidelines and a reference list.



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The Choctaw Nation is a federally recognized Native American tribe that live in a tribal jurisdictional area of close to 11 counties around South-eastern Oklahoma, U.S.A. The tribe has a special relationship with both levels of government. There were 223,279 members in 2011. At least 84,000 of them reside within…………………….


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