The Rights of Indians and Tribes

The Rights of Indians and Tribes

by Stephen L. Pevar

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199795352
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/25/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 353,702
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.46(d)

About the Author

Stephen L. Pevar is a senior staff counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union and an adjunct professor at NYU Law School, teaching American Indian Law. Mr. Pevar worked for Legal Services on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation from 1971-1974, and taught Federal Indian Law at the University of Denver
School of Law from 1983-1999. He has litigated numerous Indian rights cases and has lectured extensively on the subject.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: John Echohawk, Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund
Map: Indian Reservations and Communities in the United States

I. A History of Federal Indian Policy
II. Definitions: Indian, Indian Tribe, Indian Country, and Indian Title
III. The Trust Responsibility
IV. Indian Treaties
V. Federal Power over Indian Affairs
VI. Tribal Self-Government
VII. State Power over Indian Affairs
VIII. Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country
IX. Civil Jurisdiction in Indian Country
X. Taxation
XI. Indian HUnting and Fishing Rights
XII. Indian Water Rights
XIII. Civil Rights of Indians
XIV. The Indian Civil Rights Act
XV. The Unique Status of Certain Indian Groups
XVI. Indian Gaming
XVII. The Indian Child Welfare Act
XVIII. Judical Review

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