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Newcomb: The Storytelling Tradition of the Supreme Court

Published: July 28, 2008, Author: AngelSupport
Newcomb: The Storytelling Tradition of the Supreme Court

Every Supreme Court ruling contains a story or narrative concerning a particular legal dispute and its resolution. In the area of federal Indian law, every Supreme Court ruling contains a story about the relationship between American Indians and the United States of America. Because a story told and decision made by the Supreme Court is referred to as ”the law,” or ”the supreme law,” people are left with the impression that the status of a Supreme Court narrative makes it something more than a story.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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