Native Claims

Indigenous Law against Empire, 1500-1920
Author(s): 
Belmessous, Saliha
ISBN: 
9780199794850
Date published: 
January 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£47.50

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. These essays demonstrate how indigenous peoples throughout the world opposed colonization not only with force, but also with ideas.