IN THE COURTS OF THE CONQUEROR: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided (Fulcrum Publishers, 2010) (560 pages).

Walter Echo-Hawk

This book examines the forces at work in the” dark side” of federal Indian law that renders indigenous rights vulnerable. A blueprint is offered for strengthening those rights in the 21st Century. It is illustrated by my son, Bunky Echo-Hawk (Yakama/Pawnee), a prominent Native American artist (


                                                        --Walter Echo-Hawk

  • For those who are concerned with justice, this book is absolute dynamite


                                                       --Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions

  • In the Courts of the Conqueror should be required reading for all Americans who care about the inherent human rights of religious and political freedom.


                                                      --Phil Cousineau, author of The Art of Pilgrimage


  • In the Courts of the Conqueror is written with such passion, wit, and candor that I literally can’t put this book down.

                                                       --Louise Erdrich, novelist and poet


  • Verdict: A no-holds barred account that deserves wide circulation.

                                                        --Gilles Renaud, Library Journal


  • As Walter Echo-Hawk explains in such compelling terms, American courts constructed a dark side of federal Indian law and it was no abstraction.

                              --Charles Wilkinson, Law Professor, CU College of Law,

                                 author of Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations


IN THE LIGHT OF JUSTICE: The Rise of Human Rights in Native America & the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples" (Fulcrum Publishers, Aug. 2013) (304 pp.)

Walter Echo-Hawk

*This book examines the proposition that Native American rights are inalienable human rights. It urges Indian Country to stride toward the human rights framework created by the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ("UNDRIP"). Relying on atonement and forgiveness traditions, it asks the United States to heal wounds of the past and create a more just society by implementing the UNDRIP.  


                                            -- Walter Echo-Hawk


◊  Walter R. Echo-Hawk offers a compelling rationale for a broad social movement to uplift indigenous rights using atonement principles.


                                         -- The Book Depository 


* Walter Echo-Hawk's skillful analysis of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples offers a brillant and impassioned justification for a new era of federal Indian law.


                                       -- Rebecca Tsosie, Regent's Professor of Law, ASU


* In The Light of Justice is a timely and truly remarkable book . . . It is an important book, not just for indigenous peoples, but for the world.


                                       -- John Echohawk, Director, Native American Rights Fund


* All Indian Nations should read this book. . . Let us answer the call and work to uplift the laws and policies of the United States so that they comport with the human rights standards of the UNDRIP.


                                        -- Wallace Coffee, Chairman, Comanche Nation


* Walter Echo-Hawk's new book clearly demonstrates the potential of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to positively impact United States Indian law and, most importantly, sets out a strategy and a process for implementing the Declaration into American law.              


                                      -- Robert J. Miller, Law Professor, ASU, author of

                                             Native America, Discovered and Conquered


* Echo-Hawk calls for the healing of Native America, and in the process, for all of America, and has presented a blueprint for restorative justice within the context of the best of the American system, which is worthy of serious consideration by every jurist, politician, and patriotic American.


                                   --G. William Rice, Professor & Co-Director,

                                           Native American Law Center,       

                                           University of Tulsa College of Law 


* This is the book I have been waiting for: a truly probing study of justice that comes down elegantly on the side of restorative and reparative actions that heal body and soul, individual and community.


                                  --Phil Cousineau, author of Beyond Forgiveness:

                                            Reflections on Atonement 



How to Order

Autographed Books available from the Author!





HARDBACK $35, plus shipping $5 

PAPERBACK $24.95, plus shipping $5


* Contact:  or send check to:  Pauline Echo-Hawk, P.O. Box 254, Yale, OK 74085, along with name of person to be inscribed in the book & your return maliing address.


* Also available from the publisher,  or major online bookstores:

Barnes & Noble


  • 15% of the author's royalty goes to support the important work of the NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND!!! A GREAT CAUSE!


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PAPERBACK $27 (list price, shipping/handling) 


* Send check to above address (give person's name to be inscribed in the book &  return shipping address) 


* Also available at & major on-line bookstores.



                               THANK YOU!


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