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Making a Hopi Nation: “Anglo” Law Comes to Hopi Country

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Hopi reservation occupies 1.5 million acres of those aboriginal lands promised them by Maasaw in northeastern Arizona. Over the course of the twentieth century, however, considerable concessions ... More


Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Justin B. Richland

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores language and interaction within a contemporary Native American legal system. Grounded in extensive field research on the Hopi Tribe of northeastern Arizona—on whose appellate court ... More


Introduction: Arguing with Tradition in Native America

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book analyzes tradition and culture as discourses in and of contemporary tribal law by considering the microdetails of face-to-face communication in one tribal legal context: that of property ... More


“What are you going to do with the village's knowledge?” Language Ideologies and Legal Power in Hopi Tribal Court

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Building on the emerging linguistic anthropological study of language ideologies, metadiscourses, and metapragmatics, this chapter explores the interactional practices by which legal actors ... More


“He could not speak Hopi…. That puzzle-puzzled me”: The Pragmatic Paradoxes of Hopi Tradition in Court

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the confrontations of the Hopi Tribe's legal actors through discourses of Hopi tradition and Anglo-American law in a second hearing on property disputes. It focuses on the ... More


Suffering into Truth: Hopi Law as Narrative Interaction

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the details of the Hopi Tribe's courtroom interaction with theories of legal narrativity via recent anthropological studies of narrative interaction. It analyzes a third Hopi ... More


Conclusion: Arguments with Tradition

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book has presented a historic, ethnographic, and discourse-analytic investigation of the tribal courts of the Hopi Tribe. It has explored the ways in which notions of Hopi tradition and ... More


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