A collaborative effort from attorney general offices faced daily
with legal questions involving state and tribal relations, the
"American Indian Law Deskbook," Fourth Edition is an up-to-date,
comprehensive treatise on Indian law. The Deskbook provides readers
with the neccessary historical and legal framework to understand
the complexities faced by states, Indian tribes, and the federal
government in Indian country.
Included are the following:
-The evolution of federal statutory Indian law and the judicial
foundations of federal Indian policy.
- An extensive compilation and analysis of federal and state
-Reservation and Indian lands ownership and property
-The parameters of criminal jurisdiction in Indian country.
-Concepts of tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction relating to a
number of specific areas, including tribal courts, hunting and
fishing, environmental regulation, water rights, gaming, and child
-Cooperative approaches used by the states and tribes for
resolving jurisdictional disputes and promoting better
Thorough, scholarly, and balanced, the "American Indian Law
Deskbook," Fourth Edition is an invaluable reference for a wide
range of people working with Indian tribes, including attorneys,
legal scholars, government officials, social workers, state and
tribal jurists, and historians. This revised edition includes
information from more recent court decisions, federal statutes,
administrative regulations, and law reviews.
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