AMERICAN INDIAN LAW, SPRING 2019

LAWW 7662. American Indian Law. 2 Hours.

Study of the domestic federal law of the United States as it applies to Native Americans and tribes. The general concept of tribal self-determination is the unifying theme of the course. Particular topics include tribal sovereignty and government; American Indian civil rights; administration of justice on and off the reservation; American Indian land claims; land, hunting, and fishing rights; water rights; American Indian health, education, and welfare; Bureau of Indian Affairs; state taxation; individual and tribal treaty rights; federal Indian policy; and zoning and environmental controls.

Course Syllabus

Subject Matter Areas and Readings Overview

Wednesday, January 16 - PowerPoint Slides

Johnson v. McIntosh, 21 U.S. 543 (1823)

Morton v. Mancari, 417 U.S. 535 (1974)

Wednesday, January 23

Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831)

Worcester v. Georgia (1832)