Indian Justice

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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. 2 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/indian-justice.htm - Last updated on Nov 27th, 2012


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