The Legislative Branch of State GovernmentThe Legislative Branch of State Government

Oklahoma Government and Politics: An Introduction. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt. Tucked between California, its southern neighbor, and Washington to the north, Oregon is one of the three states in the continental United States that borders ...

Author: Thomas H. Little

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851097616


Page: 491

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Describes the powers and responsibilities, structure and process, people who serve, and politics of the legislative branch of state government.

Oklahoma s Indian New DealOklahoma s Indian New Deal

Through these constitutional governments, tribes gained more access to government funds and control over their ... With the introduction of constitutional representative government, Oklahoma Indians had to gain experience and success in ...

Author: Jon S. Blackman

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806189246


Page: 236

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Among the New Deal programs that transformed American life in the 1930s was legislation known as the Indian New Deal, whose centerpiece was the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934. Oddly, much of that law did not apply to Native residents of Oklahoma, even though a large percentage of the country’s Native American population resided there in the 1930s and no other state was home to so many different tribes. The Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act (OIWA), passed by Congress in 1936, brought Oklahoma Indians under all of the IRA’s provisions, but included other measures that applied only to Oklahoma’s tribal population. This first book-length history of the OIWA explains the law’s origins, enactment, implementation, and impact, and shows how the act played a unique role in the Indian New Deal. In the early decades of the twentieth century, white farmers, entrepreneurs, and lawyers used allotment policies and other legal means to gain control of thousands of acres of Indian land in Oklahoma. To counter the accumulated effects of this history, the OIWA specified how tribes could strengthen government by adopting new constitutions, and it enabled both tribes and individual Indians to obtain financial credit and land. Virulent opposition to the bill came from oil, timber, mining, farming, and ranching interests. Jon S. Blackman’s narrative of the legislative battle reveals the roles of bureaucrats, politicians, and tribal members in drafting and enacting the law. Although the OIWA encouraged tribes to organize for political and economic purposes, it yielded mixed results. It did not produce a significant increase in Indian land ownership in Oklahoma, and only a small percentage of Indian households applied for OIWA loans. Yet the act increased member participation in tribal affairs, enhanced Indian relations with non-Indian businesses and government, promoted greater Indian influence in government programs—and, as Blackman shows, became a springboard to the self-determination movements of the 1950s and 1960s.


( Land of liberty ) Contents : About Oklahoma — Land , climate , and wildlife — History of OklahomaGovernment and politics ... F694.3.367 2004 976.6 — dc21 2003000802 Summary : An introduction to the geography , history , government ...

Author: Tracey Boraas

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0736821929


Page: 64

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An introduction to the geography, history, government, politics, economy, resources, people, and culture of Oklahoma, including maps, charts, and a recipe.

Gateways to Democracy An Introduction to American Government The EssentialsGateways to Democracy An Introduction to American Government The Essentials

The second edition, complete with 2012 election updates, emphasizes critical thinking by clearly outlining learning outcomes and enhancing student learning with self-assessment “Checkpoints” and a clear chapter study plan.

Author: John G. Geer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133607802


Page: 640

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GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY continues with its framework of “gateways” to help students conceptualize participation and civic engagement--even democracy itself--with reference to how individuals access the political system. This approach helps students better see the relevance of government in their lives. GATEWAYS uniquely incorporates policy into a section at the end of each chapter, complementing the way many instructors teach the course and helping students better understand the connection between public opinion, policy-making and how public policy applies to their lives. The second edition, complete with 2012 election updates, emphasizes critical thinking by clearly outlining learning outcomes and enhancing student learning with self-assessment “Checkpoints” and a clear chapter study plan. Chapters in this ESSENTIALS version are condensed to accommodate a shorter format but preserve the integrity of the text’s hallmarks. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Census of Governments 1962 Government in State Census of Governments 1962 Government in State

Governmental Structure and Functions Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas Information presented in this report for the State government of Oklahoma includes not only the commonly recognized activities of the State , but also data for ...

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census


ISBN: OSU:32435024097453



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