Unsettled Past, Unsettled Future: The Story of Maine Indians
by Neil Rolde
Regional History/Native Americans The headlines have been full of controversy over casinos, racinos, land claims settlements, and sovereign rights for Native Americans in Maine--and it's likely that we'll be talking about these complex issues for some time yet. An award-winning historian with an enjoyable narrative style, Neil Rolde puts these controversies in context by t...more
Paperback, 462 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Tilbury House Publishers
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quite droll and funny for a history of indians in maine. author goes way back to perhaps pre-ice-age, but quickly brings us up to speed and explains how the land settlement of 1980 came about and its significance to all of indian country. same old litany of stolen land, some politicians and govt people with a conscience, tribes finally fighting for their sovereignty and even getting a certain amount. author was a maine politico, so has good info about state and fed govt workings, but also worked...more