Rennard Strickland, Osage, is a famed author and legal historian. He has written several books about Native American Art, history, and law that have been in print for more than forty years. Most noted for his contributions to Felix Cohen's Federal Indian Law, Strickland discusses the importance and distinctions of Native American law in this exclusive interview. Strickland is currently a Professor and Scholar in Residence at the University of Oklahoma for the Center for the Study of American Indian Law and he is working on his next book about the impact of negative imagery and depictions of Native Americans in early Western films.