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Legal codes and talking trees : indigenous women's sovereignty in the Sonoran and puget sound borderlands, 1854-1946.

Author: Katrina Jagodinsky
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In most western states, it was difficult if not impossible for Native women to inherit property, raise mixed-race children, or take legal action in the event of rape or abuse. Through the experiences of six indigenous women who fought for personal autonomy and the rights of their tribes, Jagodinsky explores a long tradition of active critique of the U.S. legal system by female Native Americans.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katrina Jagodinsky
ISBN: 9780300211689 0300211686
OCLC Number: 964539076
Notes: index.
Description: XI, 335p. : ill. ; .. cm.

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In most western states, it was difficult if not impossible for Native women to inherit property, raise mixed-race children, or take legal action in the event of rape or abuse. Through the experiences of six indigenous women who fought for personal autonomy and the rights of their tribes, Jagodinsky explores a long tradition of active critique of the U.S. legal system by female Native Americans.

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