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NCJ Number: 157151 Find in a Library
Title: Winds of Injustice: American Indians and the U.S. Government
Author(s): L A French
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 282
Sponsoring Agency: Garland Publishing, Inc.
New York, NY 10003-3304
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8153-0886-8
Sale Source: Garland Publishing, Inc.
19 Union Square
West Floor 8
New York, NY 10003-3304
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book historically reviews 500 years of social and political injustices experienced by American Indians by focusing on group dynamics and the government response to Indian rights.
Abstract: The book is organized into two parts, the first of which looks at the foundations of Indian justice. Chapters examine Indian thought, mythology, and culture; aboriginal law and justice; and government policies and practices that affect American Indians. The second part considers contemporary issues in Indian justice. Chapters deal with cultural and physical genocide; the issue of Indian marginality; and reservation issues such as gambling, mineral exploitation, toxic dumps, and water quality. The author offers several approaches to correct Indian marginality and to achieve social, political and criminal justice. These approaches are based on Indian traditions and involvement and culturally specific intervention strategies. Notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): American Indians; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Criminal justice system policy; Cultural influences; Indian affairs; Indian justice; Political influences; Reservation crimes; Tribal court system; Tribal history; Victims of Crime
Note: Current Issues in Criminal Justice Volume 7
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