Wow Danny, now I'm starting to understand your bias agaist Natives. You're making decisions & judgements against people without knowing all the facts.the term "native" is very misleading..the American Indian did not originate in north america..they also "immigrated" here...by way of hunter gatherers migrating to better lands..so they are no more native than I am..they just got here first, and then failed to evolve to the level of the white devil "invaders"...consequ ently, they were swallowed up by progress...you can romanticize their plight as much as you like, but they were far from peaceful beings..they slaughtered each other on a regular basis...its time to move on..make them American citizens with all the rights that go with it...and toss these outdated treaties and soviergn nation malarky out the window..
I guess you didn't know that it took Congress to pass the Indian Citizenship Act in 1924, which says all Natives born in the US are considered US Citizens, even though the 14th Amendment says that anybody & everybody born in the US is an American citizen. Funny how that worked out.
I guess that the Founding Father's ideas are malarky too, since they based many aspects the US Constitution off of the Constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy.
Also, the Founding Fathers recognized Tribal sovereignty in the Constitution in Article I, Section 8: "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes"
The US Supreme Court also ruled that..."The Constitution, by declaring treaties already made, as well as those to be made, to be the supreme law of the land, had adopted and sanctioned the previous treaties with the Indian nations, and consequently admits their rank among those powers who are capable of making treaties. The words treaty and nation are words of our own language, selected in our diplomatic and legislative proceedings, by ourselves, having each a definite and well understood meaning. We have applied them to Indians, as we have applied them to the other nations of the earth. They are applied to all in the same sense.
So since you think that treaties & Tibal soveriegnty should be tossed out the window, should we toss out the US Constitution too and start over from scratch?