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Laughing Whitefish
by Robert Traver and Mathew L. M. Fletcher


Overview - "Laughing Whitefish" is an engrossing trail drama of ethnic hostility and the legal defense of Indian treaties. Young Lawyer William (Willy) Poe puts out a shingle in Marquette, Michigan, in 1873, hoping to meet a woman who will take him seriously. His first client, the alluring Charlotte Kawbawgam, known as Laughing Whitefish, offers an enticing challengea compelling case of injustice at the hands of powerful mining interests.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"Laughing Whitefish" is an engrossing trail drama of ethnic hostility and the legal defense of Indian treaties. Young Lawyer William (Willy) Poe puts out a shingle in Marquette, Michigan, in 1873, hoping to meet a woman who will take him seriously. His first client, the alluring Charlotte Kawbawgam, known as Laughing Whitefish, offers an enticing challengea compelling case of injustice at the hands of powerful mining interests. Years earlier, Charlotte's father led the Jackson Mining Company to a lucrative iron ore strike, and he was then granted a small share in the mine, which the new owners refuse to honor. Willy is now Charlotte's sole recourse for justice. "Laughing Whitefish" is a gripping account of barriers between Indian people and their legal rights. These poignant conflicts are delicately wrought by the pre-eminent master of the trial thriller, the best-selling author of "Anatomy of a Murder." This new edition includes a foreword by Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University, that contextualizes the novel and actual decisions of the Michigan Supreme Court ruling in favor of Charlotte."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781611860146
  • ISBN-10: 1611860148
  • Publisher: Michigan State University Press
  • Publish Date: April 2011
  • Page Count: 220
  • Dimensions: 9.07 x 6.22 x 0.54 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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