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Braid of Feathers: American Indian Law and Contemporary Tribal Life

Braid of Feathers: American Indian Law and Contemporary Tribal Life
Author: Frank Pommersheim
ISBN 13: 9780520208940
ISBN 10: 520208943
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1997-03-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
List Price: $31.95

"Pommersheim's book captures the unique evolution of tribal court jurisprudence and the continuing challenge facing tribal courts to meet the demands of the communities they serve. . . . A must read."—Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Colorado

"Braid of Feathers bursts with insights and rich evocations of the contemporary rebirth of American
Indian cultures and practices. Written from the inside of tribal worlds, this book simultaneously affords a powerful vision of American pluralism. Useful analysis of timely topics, such as economic development initiatives using gambling enterprises, undergirds this important contribution to American
Indian law and American studies."—Martha L. Minow, Professor, Harvard Law School

"A fresh approach by a thoroughly practical and experienced attorney/professor who understands the complexity of law as it is applied to living societies. Pommersheim deals easily with complex theories and doctrines because he has the good common sense to know that law must be worked out in
Indian communities to promote a sense of order and, if possible, a modicum of justice. This volume will stimulate readers to move beyond abstractions and seek realistic solutions to perennial problems."—Vine Deloria, Jr., University of Colorado at Boulder