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In the Courts of the Conqueror : the 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided.

Author: Walter Echo-Hawk
Publisher: New York : Speaker''s Corner, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fate of Native Americans has been dependent in large part upon the recognition and enforcement of their legal, political, property, and cultural rights as indigenous peoples by American courts. Most people think that the goal of the judiciary, and especially the US Supreme Court, is to achieve universal notions of truth and justice. In this in-depth examination, however, Walter Echo-Hawk reveals the troubling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Trials, litigation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Echo-Hawk, Walter.
In the Courts of the Conqueror : The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided.
New York : Speaker''s Corner, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Echo-Hawk
ISBN: 9781555917883 1555917887
OCLC Number: 646788565
Description: 1 online resource (577 pages)
Contents: Foreword / Patricia Nelson Limerick --
The courts of the conqueror --
A context for understanding Native American issues --
Justice, injustice, and the dark side of federal Indian law --
Johnson v. M'Intosh : how the Indians lost legal title to America --
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia : shutting the courthouse doors --
Connors v. United States & Cheyenne Indians : were the Indian wars legal? --
Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock : breaking the treaties --
United States v. Sandoval : rule by guardianship --
In re adoption of John Doe v. Heim : taking the kids --
Wana the Bear v. Community Construction : taking the dead --
Employment Division v. Smith : taking the religion --
Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Association : taking the holy places --
Tee-Hit-Ton Indians v. United States : confiscating indigenous habitat --
Was genocide legal? --
Reforming the dark side of federal Indian law --
Afterword / by Charles Wilkinson.

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The fate of Native Americans has been dependent in large part upon the recognition and enforcement of their legal, political, property, and cultural rights as indigenous peoples by American courts. Most people think that the goal of the judiciary, and especially the US Supreme Court, is to achieve universal notions of truth and justice. In this in-depth examination, however, Walter Echo-Hawk reveals the troubling fact that American law has rendered legal the destruction of Native Americans and their culture. Echo-Hawk analyzes ten cases that embody or expose the roots of injustice and highligh.

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