Native American Law
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DESCRIPTION: Body of law, also known as federal India law, that deals with the U.S. government's interpretations of the Constitution, executive orders, statutory law, and treaties as they affect Native Americans and their rights.
SIGNIFICANCE: The Supreme Court defined the central tenets of Native American law in the early nineteenth century through three cases known as the Marshall Trilogy.
Thomas Tandy Lewis
Salem Press, Inc.
Hermann, J. R. (2001). Native American law. In Encyclopedia of the U.S. supreme court (pp. 646). Salem Press, Inc.
Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court