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Like a loaded weapon : the Rehnquist court, Indian rights, and the legal history of racism in America

Williams, Robert A., Jr., 1955-

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  • Creator Robert A. Williams, Jr
  • Format Books
  • Publication Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2005] ©2005
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  • Physical Details
    • xxxvi, 270 pages ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9780816647101, 0816647100, 9780816647095, 0816647097
  • OCLC ocm60791602


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-263) and index.


  • "Look, Mom, a baby maid!" : the languages of racism -- The Supreme Court and the legal history of racism in America -- "The savage as the wolf" : the founders' language of Indian savagery -- Indian rights and the Marshall Court -- The rise of the plenary power doctrine -- What "every American schoolboy knows" : the language of Indian savagery in Tee-Hit-Ton -- Rehnquist's language of racism in Oliphant -- The most Indianophobic Supreme Court Indian law opinion ever -- The dangers of the twentieth-century Supreme Court's Indian rights decisions -- Expanding Oliphant's principle of racial discrimination : Nevada v. Hicks -- The court's schizophrenic approach to Indian rights : United States v. Lara