The US Courts’ Use of History to Shape Native Law Jurisprudence

Submitted by Rick Osmon

Featured Image: Burial of the dead at the battlefield of Wounded Knee. SOURCE: Library of Congress. (Public Domain) 

From youtube uploaded by Smithsonian

Uploaded on Oct 19, 2011

Since the first court decision to articulate Native American law back in 1823, our nation’s courts have repeatedly invoked historical “facts” as a basis for fashioning judicial doctrines
that have been prejudicial and harmful to Native Americans.

Part 1

Part 2

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