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American Indians American Justice

Deloria Vine, Clifford M. Lytle

Publisher: University of Texas Press

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This comprehensive overview of federal Indian law explores the context and complexities of modern Native American politics and legal rights.Both accessible and authoritative, American Indians, American Justice is an essential sourcebook for all concerned with the plight of the contemporary Indian. Beginning with an examination of the historical relationship of Indians and the courts, the authors describe how tribal courts developed and operate today, and how they relate to federal and state governments. They also define such key legal concepts as tribal sovereignty and Indian Country. By comparing and contrasting the workings of Indian and non-Indian legal institutions, the authors illustrate how Indian tribes have adapted their customs, values, and institutions to the demands of the modern world. They examine how attorneys and Indian advocates defend Indian rights; identify the typical challenges Indians face in the criminal and civil legal arenas; and explore the public policy and legal rights of Indians as regards citizenship, voting rights, religious freedom, and basic governmental services.
Available since: 06/28/2010.
Print length: 279 pages.

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