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The Judiciary as Institutionalized Process of Punishment: Native Americans and the Death Penalty

Restructuring the justification of killing indigenous people using the death penalty.

From Death Penalty Info:

"In the December 2007 Edition of Criminal Justice Studies, David V. Baker presents the first comprehensive study of Executions of Native Americans. Before the European exploration and colonial conquest of North America, the indigenous population consisted of more than 700 separate cultural units speaking more than 300 languages. A greater number of Indians were killed through European conquest than the number of Europeans killed by the Black Death pandemic in the 14th century. The first legally sanctioned execution of a Native American occurred in 1639. Military authorities beheaded Nepauduck for the murder of Abraham Finch, a white man. While thousands of extra-judicial lynchings of Native Americans occurred in early American history, 464 Native Americans have legally been executed. In 1711, the first recorded execution of a Native American woman occurred when Waisoiusksquaw was hung in Connecticut for the murder of her husband."

Read the full entry here.