The Indian had no law books. He had the unwritten law. It worked. For instance a man accused of adultery was tried by members of the tribe and if found guilty, he was publicly flogged. If the crime was, repeated he was given a heavier dose and the third time banished.
The methods of dealing with law violators varied greatly among the different tribes.
MLA Source Citation:Bruseth, Nels. Indian Stories and Legends of the Stillaguamish and Allied Tribes. 1926. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 12 March 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/indian-justice.htm - Last updated on Nov 27th, 2012
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