Miccosukee tribal court a contrast to Florida's system

3/23/09

The inside of the Miccosukee Indian tribal courtroom reflects nods to both the past and present, with modern wood paneling and five big windows juxtaposed against a huge representation of the tribe's emblem: a chickee hut. Beyond the trappings, the tribe's legal system -- based on ancient customs and traditions along with some contemporary jurisprudence -- operates vastly differently than

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