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  • Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice

    By James Kilgore, Truthout | News Analysis

    These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the U.S. government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to send them to the Indian boarding schools where their identities, cultures and their rights to speak their Native languages were forcefully stripped away from them. (Photo: US Government) These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the US government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to send them to boarding schools where their identities, cultures and their rights to speak their Native languages were forcefully stripped away from them. (Photo: US government)

    Encounters between Native Americans and the US criminal legal system have been largely omitted from the critical narrative surrounding mass incarceration. But the colonial relationship between the US state and Native peoples, past and present, is important in understanding mass incarceration as a whole.

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