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The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

Sarah Deer


The book explores the history of rape and sex trafficking in North America, and provides historical and contemporary examples of federal complicity in the high rate of rape committed against Native women. The book considers a wide range of colonial violence, including rape, sex trafficking, and incarceration, Deer explores how tribal nations and anti-rape activists can leverage the tribal self-determination efforts of the 21st century to end violence against women. Deer bridges the gap between Indian law and feminist theory by explaining how intersectional approaches are vital to addressing th ... More

Keywords: rape, North America, federal complicity, colonial violence, tribal self-determination, violence, women, Native women, Indian law, feminist theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816696314
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816696314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Deer, author
William Mitchell College of Law