Friday, August 14, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law: The Major Crimes Act

According to Wikipedia: "The Major Crimes Act (18 U.S.C. § 1153) is a law passed by the United States Congress in 1885. It places 15 major crimes under federal jurisdiction if they are committed by a Native American against another Native American in Native territory...

The Major Crimes Act reduced the internal sovereignty of native tribes by removing their ability to try and to punish serious offenders in Indian country."

[SIDEBAR: This law robbed Native Americans of their rights by placing them under the legal jurisdiction of the United States- the very entity that murdered them in order to rob them of their land.]

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