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|Main Title||The rights of Indians and tribes /|
|Author||Pevar, Stephen L.|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press,|
|Subjects||Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc. ; Indian country (United States law) ; Tribal government. ; Federal-Indian trust relationship. ; LAW--Civil Rights. ; LAW--General. ; SOCIAL SCIENCE--Ethnic Studies--Native American Studies. ; Indianer. ; Medborgerliga fri- och rättigheter. ; CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS. ; SELF-DETERMINATION OF PEOPLES. ; MINORITIES. ; LAWS AND REGULATIONS. ; INDIGENOUS PEOPLES. ; AMERINDIANS. ; Indians of North America--Civil rights.|
|Collation||xiv, 522 pages : map ; 24 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-503) and index.
Federal Indian Law encompasses nearly 400 Indian treaties, hundreds of federal statutes, and thousands of court decisions. Incorporating a user-friendly question-and-answer format, veteran legal counsel Stephen Pevar addresses the most significant legal issues facing Indians and Indian tribes, 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 includes new information on recent legislation and judicial decisions as well as an introduction by John Echohawk, Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund. Map: Indian Reservations and Communities in the United States -- A History of Federal Indian Policy -- Definitions: Indian, Indian Tribe, Indian Country, and Indian Title -- The Trust Responsibility -- Indian Treaties -- Federal Power over Indian Affairs -- Tribal Self-Government -- State Power over Indian Affairs -- Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country -- Civil Jurisdiction in Indian Country -- Taxation -- Indian Hunting and Fishing Rights -- Indian Water Rights -- Civil Rights of Indians -- The Indian Civil Rights Act -- The Unique Status of Certain Indian Groups -- Indian Gaming -- The Indian Child Welfare Act -- Judical Review.