I think Newcomb is splitting hairs here. Today, people are more prone to distinguish others based on their race and not whether or not a person is a christian. I've just started reading Mr. Echo-Hawks book and it's extremely exceptional is laying out the thought process behind the legal fictions used to render rulings.The book is very helpful for the everyday layman who has no understanding of legalese. Mr. Echo-Hawk refers in one of his footnotes that anyone interested in an indepth account of the Johnson v. M'Intosh should read "Conquest by Law" by Lindsay Robertson, which I plan to do. I think to discredit an entire book based on the fact an author didn't think the concept of christianity was relevant in demonstrating the unjust legacy of American law towards Indians serves to hinder understanding rather than promote it. Read the book and draw your own conclusions.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 19:32