To truly begin to understand indigenous cultures one must read their stories … history … poetry … “fiction”. In addition to the texts above, Erik’s understanding and love of indigenous peoples and the many issues confronting them are demonstrated by his family’s donation of Erik’s non-law volumes including fiction by authors such as N. Scott Momaday. Momaday’s House Made of Dawn is a classic.Those of us who had the privilege of knowing Erik still miss him. As one faculty member said of him, he was a rising star. And although we don’t what he might have achieved, we know it would have been great…because he already was.
Also, click here for a tribute to Erik Bluemel written by Prof. Justin Marceau and published in the D.U. Law Review.