Walter Echohawk’s Ten Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided Book Announcement

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

Book website here.

Press release here: InTheCourts_release.


The fate of Native Americans has been dependent in large part upon the recognition and enforcement of their legal, political, property, and cultural rights as indigenous peoples by American courts. Most people think that the goal of the judiciary, and especially the US Supreme Court, is to achieve universal notions of truth and justice. In this in-depth examination, however, Walter R. Echo-Hawk reveals the troubling fact that American law has rendered legal the destruction of Native Americans and their culture.

Echo-Hawk analyzes ten cases that embody or expose the roots of injustice and highlight the use of nefarious legal doctrines. He delves into the dark side of the courts, calling for a paradigm shift in American legal thinking. Each case study includes historical, contemporary, and political context from a Native American perspective, and the case’s legacy on Native America. In the Courts of the Conqueror is a comprehensive history of Indian Country, from a new and unique viewpoint. It is a vital contribution to American history.

3 thoughts on “Walter Echohawk’s Ten Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided Book Announcement

  1. Jonathan Browne April 8, 2010 / 12:54 am

    I have been intrigued by Walter’s work and am very interested in his studies and his opinions. I am researching on a broader basis the argument of Native American burial sites. I ask anyone to contact me about any additional information on this certain debate. For or against. I’m especially interested in information given by someone who has Walter’s type of background. I’d like to gain information and hopefully strengthen and enlighten others just as Mr. Echohawk has done.

  2. Tse Chi "Chad" Yen April 18, 2011 / 12:21 am

    You may find Ms. Carol Harvey a excellent reference. She worked on issues related to NAGPRA while an attorney in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
    Carol Harvey, Executive Secretary of
    Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs
    Office of Lieutenant Governor
    130 State Capitol
    Denver, CO 80203
    (303) 866-3027

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