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In the courts of the conqueror : the 10 worst Indian law cases ever decided
Walter R. Echo-Hawk
Adult Nonfiction KF8205 .E29 2010

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No one enjoys being told that the emperor he or she admires is naked or that a much-cherished justice system has historically visited injustice on the First Nations of America. Accordingly, Echo-Hawk (former staff attorney, Native American Rights Fund) will no doubt receive a great deal of criticism for his series of scathing accounts of the most unjust judgments that have scarred American judicial history and continue to influence contemporary events. Nevertheless, the depth of research and the breadth of scholarship ensure that his conclusions will stand the test of academic scrutiny. Echo-Hawk's greatest contribution may be in explaining to the country's indigenous peoples why they possess so little land and have struggled with so many issues over the last two centuries. His strongest trait may be his ability to weave polemical words such as concentration camp, ethnic cleansing, and Bureau of Caucasian Affairs into an easily read and understood account of the distant past as it explains the present day. Verdict A no-holds-barred account that deserves wide distribution. College and high school students will find this text valuable, but it's quite long and technical for the average pleasure reader.-Gilles Renaud, Ontario Court of Justice (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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