|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 367-503) and index.
|aMap: 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.
|a"Federal Indian Law encompasses nearly 400 Indian treaties, hundreds of federal statutes, and thousands of court decisions. When the first edition of The Rights of Indians and Tribes was published in 1983, it firmly established itself as the only book explaining Federal Indian Law in a clear and easy-to-understand way for students and practitioners of Indian law, tribal advocates, government officials, and the general public. Numerous tribal leaders highly recommend this book. 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 a wealth of new information on recent legislation and judicial decisions, and it also features an introduction by John Echohawk, Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund"--|cProvided by publisher.
|aIndians of North America|xCivil rights.
|aIndians of North America|xLegal status, laws, etc.