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Lecture Notes Pertaining to CJ Exercise 5:
Stereotypes and Sovereignty

Source materials for the following questions will be found in Images of Color, Images of Crime, Roxbury Publishing, 1998, Chapter 4 and 5 (pp. 47-71.)

Answer by e-mail to
Subject: cjexercise 5 - stereotypes and sovereignty
Be sure to include your name and class!
Try to answer in 25 words or so. Make each answer integral, so that I can read it without reference to the exercise or the question itself.

  1. Major stereotypes for which new forum to refute them sought:

    • "the drunk Indian" - concept that Indians cannot tolerate alcohol - no scientific evidence for this
    • "the casino rich Indian" - only five tribes of 550 making money on gaming
    • "the noble savage" - simplistic and patronizing
    • "the savage" - justified the killing

    Will put up more detail tomorrow.

  2. tribal sovereignty - how it relates to sovereignty - what it means in current patterns of government