American Indian law: cases and commentary
This casebook provides a lucid introduction to the legal relationships between American Indian tribes and the federal government and the individual states. With original contextual material, the authors highlight the field's profound contradictions yet also emphasize its application and real world effects. The casebook incorporates the foundational cases with statutory text, hypothetical questions and other learning tools, and photographs and images to enhance student engagement. The chapters also highlight tribal actions that shaping and respond to the law, and include materials on tribal courts, constitutions, and other sovereign institutions. Throughout, students are exposed to differing scholarly views regarding the coherence and effects of this body of law.
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