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In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided Hardcover – June 1, 2010
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"This weighty text serves as a 'tour of the dark side of the law.' Echo-Hawk, who spent more than three decades at the Native American Rights Fund, exhaustively deconstructs the racist and colonial foundations of federal Indian law. Written in a style that conveys a sense of outrage and passion, the cases highlighted are notable because they represent injustice as well as unfinished business." CHOICE
"Echo-Hawk is methodical and elegant in the way he leads us through the history and case law which has brought us to this point." News From Indian Country
As evidenced by his book In the Courts of the Conqueror,” Mr. Echo-Hawk’s experience, achievement, success and perhaps most importantly, his wisdom, not only serve as a touchstone for legal practitioners, but his work has left an indelible mark upon the lives of those who live and work in Indian Country and for every American who truly values the notion of justice.” Oklahoma City Examiner
Echo-Hawk’s book ought to retire the entire debate about judicial activism. It has become a conservative article of faith that judges should narrowly follow the law when deciding cases. But Echo-Hawk methodically picks apart that fiction.” —Mark Trahant, New West
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Walter Echo-Hawk is a truly inspirational character. His writing style is academic but on a level that is accessible to non-academics. I highly recommend this book.