Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Law

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Thomson/West, Dec 31, 2004 - Law - 1037 pages
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Part I covers the history of federal Indian law and policy, including material on the history of the European "Doctrine of Discovery" and American Indian rights; the formative years (1789?1871); and a century of shifting policy (1871?present). Part II covers federal Indian law in its contemporary perspective, including material on the following topics: the federal tribal relationship; tribal sovereignty, federal supremacy, and states' rights; the jurisdictional framework; criminal and civil court jurisdiction; taxation and regulation of reservation economic development; Indian religion and culture; water rights; fishing and hunting rights; rights of Alaska natives and native Hawaiians; and comparative and international legal perspectives.

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Getches is the Raphael J. Moses Professor of Natural Resources Law at the University of Colorado School of Law.

Charles Wilkinson is an award-winning filmmaker and author of, most recently, The Working Film Director, (2nd edition MW Press in LA). He lives in Vancouver.

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