The Supreme Court and Tribal Gaming

Author: Ralph A. Rossum
Publisher:
ISBN: 0700617779
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

Explores the origins, arguments and impact of the landmark 1987 decision that reasserted the sovereignty of American Indian nations, barred states from interfering with tribes' sovereignty and opened the door for a boom in the Indian-gaming industry.

Encyclopedia of Race Ethnicity and Society

Author: Richard T. Schaefer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412926942
Release Date: 2008-03-20
Genre: Social Science

This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Indian Gaming

Author: W. Dale Mason
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806132604
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science

Based on an award-winning dissertation, "Indian Gaming" examines the conflicts over the gaming operations of American Indian tribes, which have led to a new era of tribal autonomy. Also examined is the role of the United States Attorney's office and its authority on Indian lands. 20 illustrations. 2 maps.

Return of the Buffalo

Author: Ambrose I. Lane
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0897894332
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

An account of the first tribe to gain legal rights to operate a casino on reservation land.

Issues in Race Ethnicity and Gender

Author: CQ Press
Publisher: C Q Press College
ISBN: UOM:39015059235211
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science

The 16 CQ Researcher articles reprinted in this book are reproduced essentially as they appeared when first published in this weekly U.S. policy brief. Each article chronicles and analyzes past legislative and judicial action in addition to current and possible future maneuvering. In the second edition, more that half of the reports are new, while

Chiefs and Challengers

Author: George Harwood Phillips
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806147581
Release Date: 2014-07-24
Genre: History

In this second edition of "Chiefs and Challengers, " Phillips brings the story into the twentieth century by drawing upon recent historical and anthropological scholarship and upon seldom-used documentary evidence.

Indian Gaming Law and Policy

Author: Kathryn R. L. Rand
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015063203312
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

In just over two decades, Indian gaming has become big business throughout the United States. Over 300 tribal casinos in 30 states generate billions of dollars in gambling revenue. The Indian gaming industry continues to grow, attracting widespread attention in the courts, policymaking arenas, and the media. With a complex and controversial federal regulatory scheme and myriad state and tribal regulations, Indian gaming is a growing area of legal practice.At the intersection of federal Indian law and gambling law, and against the background of tribal sovereignty, Indian gaming is a complicated and fascinating topic for students, practitioners, and policymakers alike, raising important legal, political, and public policy questions. What is the legal basis for Indian gaming? Why have many tribes chosen to open casinos? How is Indian gaming regulated? What developing political and policy issues will determine the future of Indian gaming? Appropriate for students as well as practitioners, this book provides a comprehensive explanation of Indian gaming law and policy, including synopses of key developing issues and a helpful appendix on researching Indian gaming.

The Rights of Indians and Tribes

Author: Stephen L. Pevar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199913435
Release Date: 2012-01-25
Genre: Law

The Rights of Indians and Tribes, first published in 1983, has sold over 100,000 copies and is the most popular resource in the field of Federal Indian Law. The book, which explains this complex subject in a clear and easy-to-understand way, is particularly useful for tribal advocates, government officials, students, practitioners of Indian law, and the general public. Numerous tribal leaders highly recommend this book. Incorporating a user-friendly question-and-answer format, The Rights of Indians and Tribes addresses the most significant legal issues facing Indians and Indian tribes today, 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 features an introduction by John Echohawk, Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund.

American Indian Sovereignty and the U S Supreme Court

Author: David E. Wilkins
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292774001
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Social Science

"Like the miner's canary, the Indian marks the shift from fresh air to poison gas in our political atmosphere; and our treatment of Indians, even more than our treatment of other minorities, reflects the rise and fall in our democratic faith," wrote Felix S. Cohen, an early expert in Indian legal affairs. In this book, David Wilkins charts the "fall in our democratic faith" through fifteen landmark cases in which the Supreme Court significantly curtailed Indian rights. He offers compelling evidence that Supreme Court justices selectively used precedents and facts, both historical and contemporary, to arrive at decisions that have undermined tribal sovereignty, legitimated massive tribal land losses, sanctioned the diminishment of Indian religious rights, and curtailed other rights as well. These case studies—and their implications for all minority groups—make important and troubling reading at a time when the Supreme Court is at the vortex of political and moral developments that are redefining the nature of American government, transforming the relationship between the legal and political branches, and altering the very meaning of federalism.

Understanding Clarence Thomas

Author: Ralph A. Rossum
Publisher:
ISBN: 0700619488
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The first thorough, well-documented, and fair-minded evaluation of Justice Thomas's 500 written opinions during 25 years on the Supreme Court, and, the most complete examination of his consistent original general meaning approach to constitutional interpretation.

A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians

Author: Thomas Biolsi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405156127
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Social Science

This Companion is comprised of 27 original contributions by leading scholars in the field and summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point. Surveys the full range of American Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic questions to topics concerning religion, language, and expressive culture Each chapter provides definitive coverage of its topic, as well as situating ethnographic and ethnohistorical data into larger frameworks Explores anthropology’s contribution to knowledge, its historic and ongoing complicities with colonialism, and its political and ethical obligations toward the people 'studied'