|Author||: Edward Lazarus|
|Publisher||: U of Nebraska Press|
|Total Pages||: 532|
|Rating||: 4/5 (76 Downloads)|
Download or read book Black Hills White Justice written by Edward Lazarus and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Black Hills/White Justice tells of the longest active legal battle in United States history: the century-long effort by the Sioux nations to receive compensation for the seizure of the Black Hills. Edward Lazarus, son of one of the lawyers involved in the case, traces the tangled web of laws, wars, and treaties that led to the wresting of the Black Hills from the Sioux and their subsequent efforts to receive compensation for the loss. His account covers the Sioux nations? success in winning the largest financial award ever offered to an Indian tribe and their decision to turn it down and demand nothing less than the return of the land.