Walter Echo-Hawk book Talk at OKC Oklahoma Heritage Museum: Sept. 21

Oklahoma City, OK – Acclaimed Pawnee attorney, activist, and author Walter R. Echo-Hawk will present his book In the Courts of the Conqueror:  The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided, at a book talk on Tuesday, September 21, 6:00 pm, at the Oklahoma Heritage Association Museum, 1400 Classen Boulevard, Oklahoma City.  The program is co-sponsored by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, Crowe & Dunlevy, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Oklahoma Museums Association, and the Oklahoma Heritage Association.

Walter Echo-Hawk is a Justice with the Supreme Court of the Pawnee Nation, is Chairman of the Board of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, is of-counsel to Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma’s oldest and largest law firm, and is an adjunct professor with the Tulsa University School of Law. For 35 years, he was a staff attorney with the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), where he represented Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians on significant legal issues during the modern era of federal Indian law.  A lawyer, tribal judge, scholar, author, and activist, his legal experience includes cases involving Native American religious freedom, prisoner rights, water rights, treaty rights, and reburial\repatriation rights.  He is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, Colorado Supreme Court, Oklahoma Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth, District of Columbia, and Tenth Circuits, and a host of federal District Courts.  A prolific writer, Echo-Hawk’s numerous books include the award winning Battlefields and Burial Grounds.

In the Courts of the Conqueror shows how court decisions over the past 200 years have shaped Indian Country.  Groundbreaking and provocative, the book reveals the dark underbelly of the American legal system and shows how it has adversely impacted American Indians and their culture.  According to Echo-Hawk, the reader “will close this book with a thirst for justice and an eagerness to confront the many challenges that lie ahead as we stride toward a more just society.”

Echo-Hawk will sign books immediately after his talk.  Books will be available for purchase.

One thought on “Walter Echo-Hawk book Talk at OKC Oklahoma Heritage Museum: Sept. 21

  1. Ed Hall August 8, 2011 / 4:47 pm

    How can I get a copy or video of Walter’s talk on C span that was shown on August 8 in the am.

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