Ziontz continued to fight for tribal rights into the late 1990s, as the Makah tribe of Washington sought to resume its traditional whale hunts. Throughout his book, Ziontz traces his own path through this public history - one man's pursuit of a life built around the principles of integrity and justice.
"An important and compelling story of one man's remarkable career representing Indian tribes during the golden age of the modern Indian rights movement." - Robert T. Anderson, University of Washington School of Law
"Ziontz's memoir draws us into the inner world of tribal and legal strategy that shaped one of the most important social movements of the twentieth century - the struggle of Native Americans to reclaim their resources and sovereignty. Lawyers, scholars, and activists can all learn from his revealing account of partnership between a developing Indian lawyer and his tribal clients." -Carole Goldberg, Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA
"As one who was born to and lived where Al Ziontz went - Indian Country - I am deeply grateful for this memoir. "A Lawyer in Indian Country" is the story of a gifted attorney on the frontlines of Native legal reform who also brought great conscience to his work. As a Southern Cheyenne, I value both immensely, but in the end it is his defining and transcendent empathy and humanity regarding Native America that matter to me most." -W. Richard West, Jr., Founding Director and Director Emeritus, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
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