Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties

by Vine Deloria, Jr.Delacorte, $8.95 and $2.95. The author begins with a history of the various court actions by which Indian tribes have sought, usually with small success, to preserve the rights of property and self-government promised them by treaty with the Great White Father. Some of the information will be familiar to most readers, some of it will almost certainly be new. Mr. Deloria points out that Indians will continue litigation as long as the wind blows and the rivers run. He concludes with some sensible proposals for bringing the whole ill-tempered, inconvenient, and expensive ruckus to an end.