Native American women are being murdered and sexually assaulted on reservations and nearby towns at higher rates than other American women. Garet Bleir. Anya Zoledziowski. News21 Staff. Their assailants are often white and other non-Native American men outside the jurisdiction of tribal law enforcement. In some U. Other possible victims have never been found.
A Man Assaults a Native Woman—and Never Sees a Day in Jail
When she was a senior in high school, Kerry Hawk Lessard invited some friends to her home, like many seniors do. They drank all night. Before everyone left, one of the men unlocked the back door and taped the lock open. Later that night he returned and sexually assaulted her.
The Wendat Huron are an Aboriginal people whose descendants live in four communities across North America — in Quebec, Michigan, Kansas and Oklahoma — and separately across the continent. Their ancestors of the 17 th century became well-known in Europe because of the writings of Jesuit missionaries who lived with them. Obviously, a Catholic order of men sworn to celibacy might not seem the best source for talking about the sex life of an entire people, but the Jesuit drive for encyclopedic knowledge about their mission charges has made them a good source on this topic, nonetheless.