American Indian Law in a Nutshell


Author: William C. Canby
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314195197
Category: Law
Page: 548
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This guide provides a reliable resource on American Indian law. This authoritative text covers the essentials of this complex body of law with emphasis on the governmental policies underlying it. It includes chapters on Indian gaming and Alaska native law, but does not include specialized problems of Oklahoma and New York Indians, urban Indians, or native Hawaiians.

American Indian Law in a Nutshell


Author: William C. Canby
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 496
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Canby?s American Indian Law in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition is a succinct but comprehensive treatment of federal Indian law, with emphasis on jurisdictional problems and the policies underlying them. Topics include the history of American Indian law and policy, the federal-tribal trust relationship, Indian tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian country, Indian civil rights, tribal water rights and hunting and fishing rights. All text is supported by citation of cases and statutes.

Mastering American Indian Law


Author: Angelique Townsend EagleWoman,Stacy L. Leeds
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781594603297
Category: Law
Page: 172
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Mastering American Indian Law is a text designed to provide readers with an overview of the field. By framing the important eras of U.S. Indian policy in the Introductory Chapter, the text flows through historical up to contemporary developments in American Indian Law. This book will serve as a useful supplement to classroom instruction covering tribal law, federal Indian law and tribal-state relations. In ten chapters, the book has full discussions of a wide range of topics, such as: Chapter 2–American Indian Property Law; Chapter 3–Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country; Chapter 4–Tribal Government, Civil Jurisdiction and Regulation; Chapter 8–Tribal-State Relations; and Chapter 9–Sacred Sites and Cultural Property Protection. Throughout the text, explanations of the relevant interaction between tribal governments, the federal government and state governments are included in the various subject areas. In Chapter 10–International Indigenous Issues and Tribal Nations, the significant evolution of collective rights in international documents is focused upon as these documents may be relevant for tribal governments in relations with the United States. For Indian law courses, law school seminars on topics in American Indian Law, undergraduate and graduate level American Indian Studies classes, and those interested in the field, this book will provide an easy-to-read text meant to guide the reader through the historical to the contemporary on the major aspects of American Indian law and policy. This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.

Uneven Ground

American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law
Author: David Eugene Wilkins,K. Tsianina Lomawaima
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806133959
Category: Social Science
Page: 326
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In the early 1970s, the federal government began recognizing self-determination for American Indian nations. As sovereign entities, Indian nations have been able to establish policies concerning health care, education, religious freedom, law enforcement, gaming, and taxation. David E. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima discuss how the political rights and sovereign status of Indian nations have variously been respected, ignored, terminated, and unilaterally modified by federal lawmakers as a result of the ambivalent political and legal status of tribes under western law.

American Indian Tribal Governments


Author: Sharon O'Brien
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806125640
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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This book describes the struggle of Indian tribes and their governments to achieve freedom and self-determination despite repeated attempts by foreign governments to dominate, exterminate, or assimilate them. Drawing on the disciplines of political science, history, law, and anthropology and written in a direct, readable style, American Indian Tribal Governments is a comprehensive introduction to traditional tribal governments, to the history of Indian-white relations, to the structure and legal rights of modern tribal governments, and to the changing roles of federal and state governments in relation to modem tribal governments. Publication of this book fills a gap in American Indian studies, providing scholars with a basis from which to begin an integrated study of tribal government, providing teachers with an excellent introductory textbook, and providing general readers with an accessible and complete introduction to American Indian history and government. The book's unique structure allows coverage of a great breadth of information while avoiding the common mistake of generalizing about all tribes and cultures. An introductory section presents the basic themes of the book and describes the traditional governments of five tribes chosen for their geographic and cultural diversity-the Senecas, the Muscogees, the Lakotas, the Isleta Pueblo, and the Yakimas. The next three chapters review the history of Indian-white relations from the time Christopher Columbus "discovered" America to the present. Then the history and modem government of each of the five tribes presented earlier is examined in detail. The final chapters analyze the evolution and current legal powers of tribal governments, the tribal-federal relationship, and the tribal-state relationship. American Indian Tribal Governments illuminates issues of tribal sovereignty and shows how tribes are protecting and expanding their control of tribal membership, legal systems, child welfare, land and resource use, hunting and fishing, business regulation, education, and social services. Other examples show tribes negotiating with state and federal governments to alleviate sources of conflict, including issues of criminal and civil jurisdiction, taxation, hunting and fishing rights, and control of natural resources. Excerpts from historical and modem documents and speeches highlight the text, and more than one hundred photos, maps, and charts show tribal life, government, and interaction with white society as it was and is. Included as well are a glossary and a chronology of important events.

Indian Law Stories


Author: Carole E. Goldberg,Kevin K. Washburn,Philip P. Frickey
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781599417295
Category: Law
Page: 627
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Indian Law Stories, penetrates the often complex and unfamiliar doctrine of federal Indian law, exposing the raw conflicts over sovereignty and property that shaped legal rulings. Fifteen distinguished authors describe gripping cases involving Indian nations over more than two centuries, each story emphasizing initiative in tribal communities and lawyering strategies that have determined the fate of nations.

Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Law


Author: David Getches,Charles Wilkinson,Kristen Carpenter,Robert Williams,Matthew Fletcher
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634599061
Category:
Page: 1179
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This federal Indian law casebook has an unprecedented focus on Native Nation-building, including cutting-edge materials on tribal economies and tribal justice systems unavailable elsewhere. The Seventh Edition retains classic material on the history of federal Indian law and policy, including the medieval origins of the "Doctrine of Discovery," and the shifting eras of Indian law leading to the current Nation-building era. The book covers the federal tribal relationship; tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction; Indian religion and culture; water rights; treaty rights; rights of Alaska natives and native Hawaiians; and international legal perspectives.

Principles of Federal Indian Law


Author: Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634606233
Category: Indians of North America
Page: 375
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Fletcher's Principles of Federal Indian Law covers the basics of federal Indian law, the relationships between tribal, state, and federal sovereigns, also touching on federalism, agency law, civil rights, and criminal jurisdiction aspects of Indian law. This concise hornbook offers comprehensive coverage of the blackletter law, with statutory, regulatory, and historical context. The origins behind important doctrines of Indian law and critical statutes are explored in detail. This book is a useful introduction to the field for both students and practitioners.

Legislative Law and Process in a Nutshell


Author: Jack Davies
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314167514
Category: Law
Page: 346
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This book -- authored by a longtime legislator, law professor, appellate judge and volunteer lobbyist -- provides a pragmatic view of how state legislatures operate. It gives a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating and little understood intellectual journey that is the legislative process. This book helps its readers understand how hard thought and hard work turn first-draft legislative ideas into effective laws. It describes the process used by all legislative institutions to refine bills, and examines the tactics of advocates that speed or impede legislation. The dynamic life of legislative law after enactment is detailed, including how agencies, local governments and businesses use statutes and how citizens, lawyers and courts adjust legislative words to fit life's realities. The third edition of this popular book retains the practical insights of the previous editions and adds descriptions of the profound impact the Internet and cell phones have had on the daily work of the

The Rights of Indians and Tribes


Author: Stephen L. Pevar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199913439
Category: Law
Page: 540
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The Rights of Indians and Tribes, first published in 1983, has sold over 100,000 copies and is the most popular resource in the field of Federal Indian Law. The book, which explains this complex subject in a clear and easy-to-understand way, is particularly useful for tribal advocates, government officials, students, practitioners of Indian law, and the general public. Numerous tribal leaders highly recommend this book. Incorporating a user-friendly question-and-answer format, The Rights of Indians and Tribes addresses the most significant legal issues facing Indians and Indian tribes today, including tribal sovereignty, the federal trust responsibility, the regulation of non-Indians on reservations, Indian treaties, the Indian Civil Rights Act, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. This fully-updated new edition features an introduction by John Echohawk, Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund.

Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law


Author: Felix S. Cohen
Publisher: Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender
ISBN: 9780769855165
Category: Law
Page: 1452
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Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law is an encyclopedic treatise written by experts in the field, and provides general overviews to relevant information as well as in-depth study of specific areas within this complex area of federal law. This is an updated and revised edition of what has been referred to as the "bible" of federal Indian law. This publication focuses on the relationship between tribes, the states and the federal government within the context of civil and criminal jurisdiction, as well as areas of resource management and government structure. The 2012 Edition of Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law also includes coverage of: * Current topics such as Indian gaming and taxation * History and structure of tribal governments and tribal law * Tribal and individual Indian property rights, including intellectual property rights * Water rights * Hunting, fishing, and gathering rights * Economic development issues * Government programs This compact publication is the only comprehensive treatise explicating one of the most difficult areas of federal law. Used by judges as well as practitioners, this publication provides the tools to understand the law and to find relevant cases, statutes, regulations, and opinions critical to answering legal questions about federal Indian law. This updated edition remains the definitive guide to federal Indian law.

American Indian Law

Cases and Commentary
Author: Bethany Berger,Sarah Krakoff,Philip Frickey
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314290236
Category: Law
Page: 1007
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This casebook provides an introduction to the legal relationships between American Indian tribes, the federal government, individual states, and others. The foundational cases are incorporated with statutory text, background material, hypothetical questions, and discussion problems to structure the classroom experience and enhance student engagement. Historical materials are explained to highlight their modern relevance. The third edition includes expanded materials on law and order within Indian country, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and recent Executive Branch actions that increase tribal authority.

Water Law in a Nutshell, 5th


Author: David H. Getches,Sandra Beth Zellmer,Adell L. Amos
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314280695
Category: Water
Page: 559
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The new edition adds dozens of recent decisions and key statutory changes. Virtually every principal case in the leading casebooks is cited or discussed, making it an excellent aid for students in any water law course. The revised book deals with changes in evolving areas like groundwater-surface water conflicts, public recreational uses, instream flow protection, federal water development, takings claims, and public interest concerns.

American Indian Tribal Law


Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454824212
Category: Law
Page: 864
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American Indian Tribal Law is an engaging narrative text that examines the development of tribal justice systems from pre-contact, through colonization, and into our modern era of self-government. A unique offering in its field, American Indian Tribal Law describes modern tribal government activities and explores how disputes are resolved within American Indian nations. For courses or seminars on American Indian Law or Tribal Governments, this text features: a survey of over 300 tribal courts nationwide and over 565 Indian tribes , each following their own law incisive looks at flashpoints in tribal law, such as the Cherokee Freedmen citizenship disputes same sex marriage in Indian Country constitutional crises in tribal governments

On the Drafting of Tribal Constitutions


Author: Felix S. Cohen
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806138060
Category: History
Page: 200
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Felix Cohen (1907–1953) was a leading architect of the Indian New Deal and steadfast champion of American Indian rights. Appointed to the Department of the Interior in 1933, he helped draft the Indian Reorganization Act (1934) and chaired a committee charged with assisting tribes in organizing their governments. His “Basic Memorandum on Drafting of Tribal Constitutions,” submitted in November 1934, provided practical guidelines for that effort.

Family Law in a Nutshell


Author: John Myers,Harry Krause
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683282549
Category:
Page: 502
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Few areas of law practice cover as many issues as family law. The subject embraces marriage and divorce, annulment, custody of children, spousal and child support, complex property issues, paternity, domestic violence, adoption, and alternative means of reproduction. Each of these topics itself is complex. For example, within the broad subject of child custody lie the issues of interstate move away cases, international parental child abduction, and the impact of domestic violence on a parent's right to custody or visitation. In addition to purely legal issues, family law has a large psychological component, touching on some of the most important and sensitive aspects of human nature and interaction, such as, what is a family, what are the rights and responsibilities of parents toward children, and how should society respond to child abuse and domestic violence? All of these issues, and more, are discussed in this Nutshell. The book provides a thorough introduction to this challenging field of practice.

American Indian Law

Native Nations and the Federal System: Cases and Materials
Author: Carole E. Goldberg,Angela R. Riley
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781632809674
Category: Indians of North America
Page: 1324
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