Abstract

This essay presents a view of Wounded Knee from the perspective of federal district judge Robert R. Merhige, Jr., who was part of a judicial task force sent to South Dakota in 1973. Viewing Wounded Knee from the perspective of a trial judge discloses the social forces underlying Wounded Knee and also provides insights into the role of a trial judge in politically sensitive cases.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

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