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ERIC Number: ED116888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-1
Pages: 80
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Law Enforcement History.
Etheridge, David
Written as a tribute to American Indian law enforcement officers and the Indian Criminal Justice System, this monographh details the history of the legislative, judicial, financial, and cultural problems associated with the development of Indian law enforcement. Citing numerous court cases, pieces of legislation, and individual and organizational conflicts, this history emphasizes the poeple, both Native American and white, who helped to establish tribal, reservation, and Federal systems of justice and law enforcement. Among the many people mentioned and pictured via photographs are: (1) San Carlos Police Captain, Eskinilay; (2) Indian Agent John Clum and the San Carlos Apache Police; (3) Sinte-Galeska; (4) San Sixkiller, High Sheriff of the Cherokee Nation; (5) Red Tomahawk, the Indian policeman who shot Sitting Bull in 1890; (6) Crow Dog, a Captain of Indian Police at Rosebud; (7) Gall, a judge on the court of Indian offenses at Standing Rock; (8) Quanah Parker, a Comanche who served as chief judge of the Kiowa Court; (9) Julia Wades in Water, the first woman to serve as an officer in the Indian Police; (10) William 'Pussyfoot" Johnson, a Special Officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs hired to keep alcohol out of the Indian Territory; (11) the Honorable Virgil L. Kirk, Sr., Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation. (JC)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Div. of Law Enforcement Services.
Identifiers - Location: United States