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

ISBN-10: 1555913849

ISBN-13: 9781555913847

Edition: N/A

Authors: Walter R. Echo-Hawk

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Now in paperback, a vivid account of ten Supreme Court cases that changed the fate of Native Americans, providing the contemporary historical and political context of each case, and explaining how the decisions have adversely affected the cultural survival of Native people to this day.Walter R. Echo-Hawkis of counsel to the Crowe and Dunlevy law firm of Oklahoma. As a staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund for thirty-five years, he represented tribes and Native Americans on significant legal issues during the modern era of federal Indian law. He is a prolific writer whose books includeBattlefields and Burial Grounds.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date: 7/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Foreword
At the Courthouse Steps
The Courts of the Conqueror
A Context for Understanding Native American Issues
Justice, Injustice, and the Dark Side of Federal Indian Law
Affairs of the Living
Johnson v. M�lntosh: 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
The Spirit World
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
From The Valley of Darkness to the Mountain Crest
Was Genocide Legal?
Reforming the Dark Side of Federal Indian Law
Afterword
Endnotes
Index
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