Sovereignty, Racism and Human Rights: The Case for Indian Self-Determination
The history of native peoples in this hemisphere after the arrival of European settlers is one of catastrophe and genocide. Millions of Indians were killed, their lands stolen and their culture destroyed. Today, indigenous peoples are organizing and asserting their rights. The struggle is enormously difficult, but it is being waged on many fronts, particularly the legal one.
Robert Williams, a member of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina, is prominently active in indigenous legal cases not only in the U.S. but in Canada and Australia as well. He is professor of Law and American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. Among his many honors is the MacArthur Award.