To the editor:
In the 1823 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Johnson and Graham’s Lessee v. M’Intosh, Chief Justice Marshall made a statement on behalf of a unanimous court that the United States is still applying to our original nations and peoples one hundred and ninety two years later.
On May 14, the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs conducted a hearing entitled, “Inadequate Standards for Trust Land Acquisition in the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.
Political directions “left” and “right” come from the seating arrangement in the Estates-General (Parliament) at the onset of the French Revolution. Early on, the royalists were seated on the right.
This is the second section of an article discussing transportation deductions from mineral royalties earned on allotted lands.
This column, which has been split into two parts for publication, will cover issues surrounding transportation deductions and provide legal justification for the elimination of these deductions.
Just as the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in White Mountain Apache Tribe v. Bracker, 448 U.S.
Montana is fortunate to be home to eight tribal nations that have played an important role in our state’s heritage and culture. When the framers drafted our state’s constitution, they recognized the importance of these sovereign nations.
Having lost hundreds of millions of acres of land to allotment and tax auction, sale, fraud and federal chicanery beginning in the late 1880s, Indian tribes have ever since been on a decades-long mission to acquire and reconsolidate their once-mighty land holdings
The recent communication from the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne band council regarding American border security initiatives reveals a basic human understanding.
My fifth Great Grandfather was Chief Black Dog also known as Big Eagle. his original village was and is located near the mouth of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers.
Michael Glennon’s amazing and concise book National Security and Double Government (2014, Oxford University Press), provides an insightful view of the National Security State of the United
There’s a word, sophomoric, that describes one of the few downsides of the professoring trade. If you teach college students, it describes your very own personal Groundhog Day.
Although the United States has forcibly imposed patterns of domination on the original Native nations of this continent, it is typical to see the courts of the United States and most legal scholars use the words “conquest,” “conqueror,” and “conquering” and not th