The Indian Lawyer by James Welch

The book tells the story of a Native American man who, after a successful career as a lawyer, returns to his reservation in Montana to defend a childhood friend accused of murder. Despite his accomplishments, he grapples with feelings of alienation from both the white world he's found success in and his own tribal community. As he delves into the case, he uncovers a conspiracy involving a powerful mining company, forcing him to confront his own identity and purpose.

The 6868th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 67

Since this book was first published in 1990, there is a penalty of 25.6%. The age adjusted score is 49.85.

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