New book on the Termination Era

Roberta Ulrich, former UPI reporter, is the author of two books chronicling the American Indian experience. Her latest book is “American Indian Nations from Termination to Restoration, 1953-2006.”

She writes of the personal stories of men and women who lived through the United States’ termination of Indian tribes in the 1950s, their subsequent restoration to federal recognition, and struggles into the 21st century.

From the book’s jacket: removing the federal status of more than nine dozen tribes plunged many of their nearly 13,000 members into deeper levels of poverty and eroded the tribal people’s sense of Native identity.

Roberta Ulrich provides a concise overview of all the terminations and restorations of Native American tribes from 1953 to 2006 and explores the enduring policy implications for Native peoples. This is the first book to consider all the terminations and restorations of the twentieth century as part of a continuing policy while detailing some of the individual tribl differences. Drawing from Congressional records, interviews with tribal members, and other primary sources, Ulrich delves into the causes and effects of termination and restoration.

Go to the web site for more information on book.

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