Felix Cohen

The real epic of America is the yet unwritten story of the Americanization of the white man, the transformation of the hungry, fear ridden, intolerant and greedy men that came to these shores with Columbus, Pizarro and John Smith, into people of tolerance and diversity.

(1907 - 1953)

   Cohen was the author of Handbook of Federal Indian Law, and a brilliant lawyer and defender of Indian treaty rights. 


 Cohen accomplished much before he died at the age of 44.  In many respects, he invented the specialized and arcane legal world of federal Indian law.  For more on the short but remarkable life of Felix Cohen, click here