Native Claims

Indigenous Law against Empire, 1500-1920
Author(s): 
Belmessous, Saliha
ISBN: 
9780199386116
Date published: 
July 2014
Paperback |c p |d
Price: 
£19.99

This groundbreaking collection of essays shows that, from the moment European expansion commenced through to the twentieth century, indigenous peoples from America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand drafted legal strategies to contest dispossession. The story of indigenous resistance to European colonization is well known. But legal resistance has been wrongly understood to be a relatively recent phenomenon.