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Indian Justice

Nels Bruseth
1926 · 1 min read

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.

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Stories recorded by Nels Bruseth and published in 1926. Site built by Art Rosnovsky on Snohomish native land in 2020.