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Author Ziontz, Alvin J.

Title A lawyer in Indian country : a memoir / Alvin J. Ziontz ; foreword by Charles Wilkinson
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents The road to Neah Bay -- The road to Neah Bay begins in Chicago -- The University of Chicago, the army, and Seattle -- Becoming a lawyer -- Seven years of lawyering in West Seattle -- Creating a law firm -- Indian fishing rights : joining the struggle -- The Makahs -- Recovering lost property : Ozette, Tatoosh, and Waadah -- The Lummi Tribe -- Indian fishing rights : eighty years of suppression, twenty years of confrontation -- The big bang : U.S. v. Washington begins -- U.S. v. Washington : the trial -- U.S. v. Washington : closing arguments and Judge Boldt's decision -- The U.S. Supreme Court has the last word : consequences of the Boldt decision -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation -- The Northern Cheyennes fight strip-mining -- The Northern Cheyennes and the Hollowbreast case -- The Oliphant case : a setback for tribal government -- Writing about the Indian Civil Rights Act -- Leaving law for academia -- A firm of tribal attorneys -- Representing fishermen of the Alaska Peninsula -- The Mille Lacs Band of Chippewas -- The Wanda Boswell case -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe -- Photographing the Northern Cheyennes -- The Makah whale hunt -- A life in being
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-283) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ziontz, Alvin J.
Indians of North America -- Civil rights.
Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009010167
ISBN 0295800208 (electronic bk.)
9780295800202 (electronic bk.)