Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for June 2015

June 22, 2015

To commemorate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, here is a sampling of four selections from the library collection related to the law. The democratic aspirations of 13th-century English barons recorded in this document became embedded in the US Constitution. A few examples of how federal law has impacted the lives of American Indians are examined in these four selections currently on display in the public reading area of the library.

Please feel free to visit the library to review these or any other items of interest in the library and archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the Search Catalog link located in the pull-down menu of the library tab on the Heard website.

In the courts of the conqueror : the 10 worst Indian law cases ever decided
Echo-Hawk, Walter R.
Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Publishing, c2010
Heard call number KF8204.5 .E24 2010

In the smaller scope of conscience : the struggle for national repatriation legislation, 1986-1990
McKeown, C. Timothy
Tucson, Ariz. : University of Arizona Press, c2012
Heard call number KF8210.A57 M34 2012

Tribal water rights : essays in contemporary law, policy, and economics
Thorson, John E., Sarah Britton, and Bonnie G. Colby, editors
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2006
Heard call number KF8210.N37 T758 2006

Red man’s land/white man’s law : the past and present status of the American Indian
Washburn, Wilcomb E.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1995
Heard call number KF8205 .W38 1995