American Indians and the Law (Penguin Library of American Indian History)

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Book
ISBN 10
0143114786 
ISBN 13
9780143114789 
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Publication Year
2009 
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Pages
304 
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Few Americans know that Indian tribes have a legal status unique among America's distinct racial and ethnic groups: They are also sovereign governments that engage in government relations with Congress. This peculiar arrangement has led to frequent legal and political disputes-indeed, the history of American Indians and American law has been of clashing values and sometimes uneasy compromise.

In this clear-sighted account, American Indian scholar N. Bruce Duthu explains the landmark cases in Indian law of the past two centuries. Exploring subjects as diverse as jurisdictional authority, control of environmental resources, and the regulations that allow the operation of gambling casinos, "American Indians and the Law" gives us an accessible entry point into a vital facet of Indian history. 
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