Recommended Titles and Treatises

Cases and materials on federal Indian law

David H. Getches; Charles F. Wilkinson; Robert A. Williams, Jr. Thomson West. 4th edition. 1998.
1063 pgs.

Part I covers the history of federal Indian law and policy, including material on the history of the European "Doctrine of Discovery" and American Indian rights; the formative years (1789–1871); and a century of shifting policy (1871–present). Part II covers federal Indian law in its contemporary perspective, including material on the following topics: the federal tribal relationship; tribal sovereignty, federal supremacy, and states' rights; the jurisdictional framework; Indian religion and culture; water rights; fishing and hunting rights; rights of Alaska natives and native Hawaiians; and comparative and international legal perspectives.

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