LEAD 235 Cultural and Tribal Sovereignty

Identify and describe traditional values still present in their respective communities and land. Identify and give examples of their inherent rights found in the origin stories of their ancestors. Native land tenure history is intended to discuss native land tenure issues and problems currently facing Indian people. Discusses the current state of tribally-owned, plotted land, and or non-native owned land and how the land tenure situation was greatly altered from the joint use/family ownership concept of the traditional times (before reservations) by allotment and subsequent adaptations of the reservation. Major western concepts of Native "property" law; use, management, and re-acquisition of Native land and its base.