American Indians and the Law

American Indians and the Law

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Indian tribes have a legal status unique among America's racial and ethnic groups: they are also sovereign governments that engage in governmental relations with Congress. The self-rule of Native tribes long predates the founding of the United States, and that peculiar status has led to legal and political disputes--with vast sums of money hanging in the balance. From cigarette taxes to control of environmental resources to gambling law, the history of American Indians and American law has been one of clashing values and sometimes uneasy compromise. In this account, Native American scholar N. Bruce Duthu explains the landmark cases in Indian law of the past two centuries and demonstrates their common thread throughout history, giving us an accessible entry point into a vital facet of Indian history.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008.
ISBN: 9780670018574
0670018570
Characteristics: xxx, 270 p. ;,20 cm.

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