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|From Blood Feud to Jury System; The Metamorphosis of Cherokee Law from 1750 to 1840|
American Indian Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring, 1987, pp. 97-125.
Looks at the evolution of the Cherokee legal system, from traditional blood feuds to a traditional tribal court system. However, the signing of the New Echota Treaty in 1835 saw the return to blood feuds within the Cherokee Nation.