Robert A. Williams, Jr., is Professor of Law and American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. A member of the Lumbee Indian tribe of North Carolina, he is author of the award-winning The American Indian in Western Legal Thought (1990).
""Linking Arms Together is a small book with a large message.
Investigating Native American treaty negotiations with European
colonists, Robert Williams, Jr., has found in that diplomatic
culture certain habits of thought that helped natives and
newcomers, in their better moments, find common ground, and a
common humanity. His exploration of that long-ago world when
diverse peoples struggled to get along offers important lessons for
our own multicultural age."
-James H. Merrell, Vassar College
..."makes a good start at reconstructing Indian legal thought...well worth reading for anyone interested in the relationship between law and multiculturalism."
- "Western Historical Quarterly
..."offers a compelling description of Indian diplomatic visions and methods...a rich addition to the literature.."
-Jill Norgren, "The Law and Politics Review