Anishinaabe Law and The Round House

24 Pages Posted: 2 May 2017

Date Written: May 1, 2017


This paper addresses the Indian country criminal justice system’s difficulties through the context of the Great Lakes Anishinaabeg’s traditional customs, traditions, and laws, and their modern treatment of crime. Louise Erdrich’s The Round House expertly captures the reality of crime and fear of crime in Anishinaabe Indian country, and offers a bleak view of the future of criminal justice absent serious reform in the near future.

Keywords: Louise Erdrich, the Round House, Anishinaabe Law, Criminal Justice, Indian Country, Indian Tribes, Law and Literature

Suggested Citation

Fletcher, Matthew L. M., Anishinaabe Law and The Round House (May 1, 2017). Albany Government Law Review, Vol. 10, 2017, Available at SSRN:

Matthew L. M. Fletcher (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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