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Title:
Fire and the spirits : Cherokee law from clan to court
Author:
Strickland, Rennard.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [1975]
Physical Description:
xx, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780806112275
Format :
Book

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Central Library KF8228.C505 S7 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Summary

This text chronicles the origins of the Cherokee system of laws form the ancient spirit decrees to the merging of tribal laws and Anglo-American law. These Indians enacted their first law in 1808 in Georgia. They later wrote a constitution, established courts and enacted laws that were in accord with the old tribal values and that reflected the whiteman's legal system.


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