California's Yuki Indians: Defining Genocide in Native American History

  title={California's Yuki Indians: Defining Genocide in Native American History},
  author={Benjamin Madley},
  journal={Western Historical Quarterly},
  • B. Madley
  • Published 1 August 2008
  • Sociology
  • Western Historical Quarterly
This article summarizes the heretofore incomplete and disputed assessment of the Yuki genocide, narrates the cataclysm, reevaluates state and federal culpability, and explains how this catastrophe constituted genocide under the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention. Finally, thearticle explores how other case studies and the convention may inform future research on genocide in California and the United States in general. 

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