"As part of its mandate to investigate the denial of equal opportunity to all minority groups, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has recently met with American Indians from various parts of the country to discuss their civil rights problems. One of the most frequently voiced complaints has been that the majority of American Indians have never been adequately informed about their civil rights. Consequently, it was suggested that the Commission prepare an explanation of the basic rights that Indians, both on and off reservations, share under Federal law with all other American citizens. That is the purpose of this Handbook."
United States Commission on Civil Rights, Clearinghouse Publication No. 33
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