American Indian Territoriality
An Online Research Guide

Table of Contents


General Acknowledgements & Credits
        Publishers & Individuals
        Individual Cartographers

        Some Current Research Questions
        Research Interest in Indian Lands and Territoriality
        Analyzing the Elements of Indian Land Tenure
        Selective Bibliographical Sources
        Selective Periodicals
        Selective Websites

1. Native geography: aboriginal territory, environmental perception
        Indians, Ecology and Environment
        Native Cartography and Interpretation

2. Federal Indian law, case books, land tenure, territoriality, & sovereignty; and selective documentary studies
        Law and Administration
        Legal Discussion
        Land Tenure, General
        Selective Documentary Studies
        Other Tenurial Correlations to Tribal Sovereignty

3. Maps, atlases and cartographic studies
        Documentary sources
        Maps, Atlases and Discussions

4. Land cessions and dispossession, reservations and allotment; heirship and land consolidation
        Land History, Antecedents; States, Regions
        General Land Tenure Changes
        Land Consolidation and Related Efforts

5. Resource management/development, etc.
        Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Resources
        Forest Resources
        Land Resources
        Water Resources
        Tribal Preservation Efforts and Programs

6. Land claims adjudication; sacred places; repatriation; land restoration
        General Literature and Documents
        Other Source Materials
        Specific Cases
        Findings as to Land Value and Payment for Tribal Lands Place Identity, Sacred Sites
         and Indian Religious Freedom

7. Indian Country: political geography, tripartite government, and environmental jurisdiction
        Casinos and Gaming


Maps and Diagrams

Catawba Nation: Territory & Historic Reserve, Frontispiece

FIG. P.1 Indian Reservations in the United States

FIG P.2. Alaska: Native Regional Corporations

FIG. P.3. Land Tenure Changes (hypothetical example)

FIG. P 4. Sample of Reservation Tenures

FIG. P. 5 Rosebud Indian Reservation, SD

FIG. 1.1.Shoshone Territory

FIG. 1.2.Tribal Territory & Reservations (after Kroeber & BIA)

FIG. 4.1 Plat of T. 10S, R. 1E

FIG. 4.2 Reserved & Ceded Lands – Mission Indians

FIG. 4.3 Reservation, Land Allotment, Diminishment of Area, &

Termination; Land Alienation and Heirship through Allotment

FIG. 4.4 The Salt River Indian Reservation, AZ

FIG. 4.5 Tribal Land Enterprise and Land Tenure, circa 1970

                    FIG. 5.1 Water, Dams, and Indian Lands

FIG. 5.2 Avra Valley and Vicinity

FIG. 5.3 Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (ND) & Garrison Dam

FIG. 5.4 –Flathead I. R. & The Mission Mns Tribal Wilderness

FIG. 5.5 Hoipitutskwa & The Kaibab National Forest

FIG/ 5.6 Timbisha Shoshone Tribal Cooperative Activity Area

FIG. 6.1 Indian Land Claims: Adjudicated Areas

FIG. 6.2 Boundary Configurations in Indian Land Litigation

FIG. 6.3 Payments to Indians

FIG. 6.4 Navajo Land Claims

FIG. 6.5 Spokane Tribal Claims

FIG. 6.6 Western Shoshone Land Claims

FIG. 6.7 Kolhu/wala:wa –Zuni Sacred Site

FIG. 6.8 Indian Land Restorations: Mount Adams & Yakima I. R.; Blue Lake & Taos Pueblo

FIG. 6.9 Working Map for Pechanga v. Kacor

FIG. 7.1 Indian Country I (A Legal/Proprietal View)

FIG. 7.2 Indian Country II (An Ethnohistorical View)

FIG. 7.3 Indian Country III (A Political/Geographical View)

FIG. 7.4 Legal Jurisdiction Over Indians, status in 1971

FIG. 7.5 Environmental Jurisdiction

FIG. 7.6 Indian Reservation Boundaries & State and Local Govts

FIG. 7.7 Land Ownership, Fort Totten Reservation, 1986

FIG. 7.8 Indian Nation Gaming