Broken Treaties: United States and Canadian Relations with the Lakotas and the Plains Cree, 1868-1885

Introduction from the Author: "Broken Treaties both builds on and revises my earlier study, Indian Treaty-Making Policy in the United States and Canada, 1867 – 1877 . Broken Treaties shifts the emphasis from an investigation of treaty making to treaty implementation and narrows the focus from the several treaties negotiated by the United States in 1867 – 1868 and by Canada from 1871 to 1877 to an examination of the Treaty of 1868 between the United States and the Lakotas and Treaty Six between Canada and the Plains Cree. There are signi fi cant differences of approach between the two studies. Indian TreatyMaking Policy is a policy study and thus emphasizes the roles of governments over those of Indian peoples. Centered on treaty relations, Broken Treaties allows for a more evenhanded approach, wherein the motives, interests, and actions of all treaty parties are fairly considered. Although there is some overlap in chronology between the early chapters of Broken Treaties and Indian Treaty Making Policy , the emphasis on implementation rather than treaty making is distinctive."

Author
St. Germain, Jill
Primary Resource
Primary
Publication Date
2009
Publication Information

St. Germain, Jilll. Broken Treaties: United States and Canadian Relations with the Lakotas and the Plains Cree, 1868-1885. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.

Documents