Fire and the Spirits, Cherokee Law from Clan to Court. (Signed)


First edition. Inscribed by the author. Study of Cherokee law from ancient spirit decrees, to the tribe’s first written law in 1808 in Georgia, and to the union of tribal law ways with the traditions of Anglo-American law. Chapter titles include “Traditional Law Ways and the Spirit World”;  “Corpus of Cherokee Written Laws”; “Lawyers. Judges, and Sheriffs: Cherokee Courts in Operation”; and “Cherokee Supreme Courts Apply Their Law, 1867-1898.” With four appendixes including “Cherokee Legal History: Chronology, 1540-1907.”


Description: Fire and the Spirits, Cherokee Law from Clan to Court. (Signed)

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1975). 260 pages. Publisher’s paper-covered boards; dust jacket. Color frontispiece and half tone illustrations. Near Fine / Near Fine.

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Price: $35.00

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