Recommended Reading

A list of books and articles regarding the tribal/federal partnership

And the Mille Lacs who have no reservation

"...and the Mille Lacs who have no reservation..."
Volume I
by Clarence Ralph Fitz

The book chronologically explains the bungling of the federal government as they attempted to be fair to the Indians while at the same time moving them out of the way of settlement. And it delves into the interaction between the Sioux and the Chippewa, including the joint attempt, in 1862, to kill all the white people in Minnesota, and how the result of that interaction affected Mille Lacs County, Minnesota and still does today.

The author has interwoven national and world events into the historical account to help the reader relate the happenings in Minnesota and Mille Lacs County to the rest of the new nation and the world. With the mention of local names and places the author brings a sense of reality to the documented history.

This book is extremely well documented with footnotes identifying specific archival records. Even the title, "... and the MILLE LACS who have no reservation..." is a direct quote of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1892. .....................Order online

Mille Lacs Fish Management Plan

Mille Lacs Fish Management Plan (PDF)

by Dick Sternberg
(on behalf of Mille Lacs Lake landowners)

Invented Indian Book

Safe-Harvest Politics (PDF)

by Dick Sternberg

Invented Indian Book

The Invented Indian
by James A. Clifton
can be ordered at:

Transaction Books Distribution Center
390 Campus Drive
Somerset NJ 08873
(732) 445-1245

"With passion, wit, and sound scholarship these essayists begin the difficult task of describing a believable native character." Bernard W. Sheehan, Indiana University

"The editor and authors are able to soar among the clouds, look down and view the whole scene with sharp eyes. They evaluate what they see with clear logic...I applaud them for simply telling the truth. They are right." Penny Jessel, Shawnee Woman

Legalized Racism Book

Legalized Racism
by A. R. Eguiguren can be ordered through
PERM for $15.00 each. Just send a check to:

657 Main Street #210
Elk River MN 55330.

Please indicate on your check memo "Legalized Racism."

"This book explains the significance of a landmark 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision, and its challenge to lawmakers, enforcers, and interpreters to reassess the role of law in defining the equal rights of American citizens--and it does it in a thoughtful, provocative way." David F. Durenburger, Former United States Senator

Treaty of 1837 book

Minnesota's Chippewa Treaty of 1837
by Dr. Carl A. Zapffe
can be ordered from:

Lakes Printing
1223 Oak Street
Brainerd MN 56401

(218) 829-7790

Home or Native Land book

Our Home or Native Land?
by Melvin H. Smith, Q.C.
can be purchased at Barnes & Noble or at

"Smith's conclusions...represent a wake-up call to Canadians. He has come up with the answers and is not only to be congratulated but to be heeded." Diane Francis, Ihe Financial Post

Indian Reservations

Indian Reservations: America's Model of Destruction
A Brief Expose' of America's Disastrous Indian Policies
by Darrel Smith.

Copies can be ordered from PERM for $3.00 by calling (763) 441-6869.

"Darrel has done an excellent job explaining from a non-Indian perspective the problems on reservations that have faced Indian people for decades. His booklet adds tremendously to the national discussion of these issues and is very worthwhile reading." Bill Laurence, enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota and publisher, Native American Press/Ojibewe News.

The Second Civil War

The Second Civil War
by David Price

Books can be ordered by calling (651) 768-0652.

"Covering the history of Indian and government policies from1775 to the present, the Second Civil War: Examing the Indian Demand for Ethnic Sovereignty gives the reader an easy to understand look at Indian/American relations. The book provides a view behind the segregated walls of reservation cultures, showing the methods used by tribal governments to promote an Indians-only culture that excludes non-Indian reservation residents a vote in tribal rule."