Ghost Dancing the Law

The Wounded Knee Trials
Author: John William Sayer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674001848
Category: History
Page: 320
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This study of the Wounded Knee trials demonstrates the impact that legal institutions and the media have on political dissent. Sayer draws on court records, news reports, and interviews to show how both the defense and the prosecution had to respond continually to legal constraints, media coverage, and political events outside the courtroom.

Political Trials

Gordian Knots in the Law
Author: N.A
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780765804730
Category: Law
Page: 344
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Political trials take issues of responsibility, conscience, representation, and legitimacy, which are tied in tight political and legal knots, and force us to face questions about our public identity, our standards for public policy, and our sense of history. Ron Christenson explores how political trials, especially those within the rule of law, engage society's conflicting values and loyalties. He examines numerous political trials throughout history, bringing into question basic foundations of law, politics, and society. Christenson classifies political trials according to the issues they generate in the political sphere: partisan trials are spurious legal proceedings but politically expedient; trials of corruption and insanity raise questions of public and personal responsibility; trials of dissenters involve problems of conscience; trials of nationalists highlight the nature of representation and the relationship of the part to the whole; and trials of regimes engage the most fundamental concept of both law and politics--legitimacy. Political Trials brings these considerations to bear on some of the best-known cases in history, including the Gunpowder Plot; the Spanish Inquisition; the Dreyfus affair; the Nuremburg trials; trials of dissenters such as Socrates, Thomas More, Roger Williams, and the Berrigan brothers; and trials of nationalists such as Joan of Arc, Gandhi, Knut Hamsun, and the Irish republicans. Since the first edition appeared, a number of notable political trials have raised critical issues for society. Shocking public exposures about the Guildford 4 and Maguire 7 trials shook the British criminal justice establishment, while in the United States trials concerning the beating of Rodney King led up to the O.J. Simpson spectacle and a host of parallel questions. The trials of right-wing terrorists such as Paul Hill, found guilty of murdering an abortion doctor, and Timothy McVeigh, convicted of the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, parallel the case of left-wing dissenter Karl Armstrong in the 1970s. Finally, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Committee provides a test case of whether a nation can not only remember but grant amnesty and achieve true reconciliation. In examining the dilemmas involved in these trials, Christenson shows how they make a positive contribution to an open and democratic society. Political Trials will be an important addition to the libraries of historians, legal scholars, and political scientists.

Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision


Author: Marie Battiste
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774842474
Category: Social Science
Page: 314
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The essays in Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision spring from an International Summer Institute held in 1996 on the cultural restoration of oppressed Indigenous peoples. The contributors, primarily Indigenous, unravel the processes of colonization that enfolded modern society and resulted in the oppression of Indigenous peoples.

William M. Kunstler

The Most Hated Lawyer in America
Author: David J. Langum
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814751512
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 452
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Traces the life of the flamboyant lawyer who made a career of representing unpopular people and causes, including the Chicago Seven, and Leonard Peltier and the American Indian Movement.

Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South

Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980
Author: Tracy E. K'Meyer
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813139201
Category: History
Page: 438
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Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky, represents a cultural and geographical intersection of North and South. Throughout its history, Louisville has simultaneously displayed northern and southern characteristics in its race relations. In their struggles against racial injustice in the mid-twentieth century, activists in Louisville crossed racial, economic, and political dividing lines to form a wide array of alliances not seen in other cities of its size. In Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945--1980, noted historian Tracy E. K'Meyer provides the first comprehensive look at the distinctive elements of Louisville's civil rights movement. K'Meyer frames her groundbreaking analysis by defining a border as a space where historical patterns and social concerns overlap. From this vantage point, she argues that broad coalitions of Louisvillians waged long-term, interconnected battles during the city's civil rights movement. K'Meyer shows that Louisville's border city dynamics influenced both its racial tensions and its citizens' approaches to change. Unlike African Americans in southern cities, Louisville's black citizens did not face entrenched restrictions against voting and other forms of civic engagement. Louisville schools were integrated relatively peacefully in 1956, long before their counterparts in the Deep South. However, the city bore the marks of Jim Crow segregation in public accommodations until the 1960s. Louisville joined other southern cities that were feeling the heat of racial tensions, primarily during open housing and busing conflicts (more commonly seen in the North) in the late 1960s and 1970s. In response to Louisville's unique blend of racial problems, activists employed northern models of voter mobilization and lobbying, as well as methods of civil disobedience usually seen in the South. They crossed traditional barriers between the movements for racial and economic justice to unite in common action. Borrowing tactics from their neighbors to the north and south, Louisville citizens merged their concerns and consolidated their efforts to increase justice and fairness in their border city. By examining this unique convergence of activist methods, Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South provides a better understanding of the circumstances that unified the movement across regional boundaries.

American Indian Culture and Research Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indians of North America
Page: N.A
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South Dakota History


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: South Dakota
Page: N.A
View: 1850
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The Federal Lawyer


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Almost All Aliens

Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity
Author: Paul Spickard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135950474
Category: History
Page: 744
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Almost All Aliens offers a unique reinterpretation of immigration in the history of the United States. Leaving behind the traditional melting-pot model of immigrant assimilation, Paul Spickard puts forward a fresh and provocative reconceptualization that embraces the multicultural reality of immigration that has always existed in the United States. His astute study illustrates the complex relationship between ethnic identity and race, slavery, and colonial expansion. Examining not only the lives of those who crossed the Atlantic, but also those who crossed the Pacific, the Caribbean, and the North American Borderlands, Almost All Aliens provides a distinct, inclusive analysis of immigration and identity in the United States from 1600 until the present. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Almost All Aliens companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/almostallaliens.

Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian


Author: Barry T. Klein
Publisher: Todd Publications
ISBN: 9780915344772
Category: Social Science
Page: 777
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Great Plains Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: West (U.S.)
Page: N.A
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Nebraska History


Author: Addison Erwin Sheldon,James Lee Sellers,James C. Olson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nebraska
Page: N.A
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Episodes in the Rhetoric of Government-Indian Relations


Author: Janice E. Schuetz
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780275976132
Category: History
Page: 316
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Scholarly considerations of the relationship between the United States government and Native Americans have largely ignored the rhetoric utilized by both in the course of their ongoing conflicts. This fascinating new study concentrates on the persuasive and public strategies of both government and Indian leaders, focusing on the written and oral records of several key episodes in American history. This approach, which author Janice Schuetz calls "rhetorical ancestry"--including treaties, letters, oral histories, speeches, ritual performances, media reports, biographical narratives, protests and demonstrations, political hearings, and legal proceedings--reveals the ways in which government and Indian spokespersons have constituted and defined issues; created, prolonged, and managed conflict; and silenced and empowered each other's voices.

Nebraska History


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nebraska
Page: N.A
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Begrabt mein Herz an der Biegung des Flusses


Author: Dee Alexander Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866478367
Category:
Page: 542
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In The Shadow of Wounded Knee

The Untold Final Story of the Indian Wars
Author: Roger L. Di Silvestro
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802715141
Category: History
Page: 272
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Documents the Army massacre of 150 Native Americans in December, 1890, along Wounded Knee Creek in the Lakota reservation, detailing its link to an assassination and the murders of three Native Americans that rallied politicians, soldiers, and citizens to condemn the events at Wounded Knee and fight for Native American rights during two sensationalized trials. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Hinterland


Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641024404
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Der wilde Westen heute – bitterböse, herrlich lustig und auch ein bisschen magisch Wyomings Weite ist überwältigend, das Leben dort hart und manchmal unglaublich. Ideales Terrain für Annie Proulx, eine der „besten lebenden Schriftstellerinnen“ (Time Magazine), die mit diesem Erzählband in ihre Wahlheimat zurückkehrt: Elf tragikomische Geschichten über Cowboys, Wildhüter und Barfrauen, exzentrische Aussteiger und Underdogs, die sich in einer grandiosen, aber unwirtlichen Landschaft behaupten.

Loud Hawk

The United States Versus the American Indian Movement
Author: Kenneth S. Stern
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806134390
Category: History
Page: 373
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First-hand account by trial lawyer for Indian defendants.

Voices of the Buffalo Soldier

Records, Reports, and Recollections of Military Life and Service in the West
Author: Frank N. Schubert
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826323101
Category: History
Page: 281
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All students of the frontier army as well as aficionados with a special interest in the Buffalo Soldiers will find this an invaluable tool. Drawing on a wide variety of periodicals, military records, and letters, the book covers such key topics as the legislative origin of the inclusion of black soldiers in the army.