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The Racial Discourse of Federal Indian Law


Lorie Graham


Suffolk University Law School


Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 103, 2006

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This paper provides a critique of Professor Williams' newest book, Like a Loaded Weapon: The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights and the Legal History of Racism in America. In particular, it analyzes a recent Supreme Court decision - City of Sherrill v. Oneida - to demonstrate how engrained the ideology of inferiority is in the Court's federal Indian law jurisprudence. This paper further examines Professor Williams' attempt to reconstitute federal Indian law in a manner more consistent with international human rights law, discussing the many complexities that accompany such an approach.

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Date posted: June 11, 2007  

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Graham, Lorie, The Racial Discourse of Federal Indian Law. Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 103, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=991666

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