Vg+ Book Would be "Fine" but for a faint "Damaged Books" stamped on the lower edge. It's not! Book is clean, otherwise unmarked, tight and new. It explores the complexities of the present Indian situation, particularly with regard to legal and political rights. It is the first book to present an overview of federal Indian law in language readably accessible to the layperson. Remarkably comprehensive, it is destined to become a standard sourcebook for all concerned with the plight of the contemporary Indian. Beginning with an examination of the historical relationship of Indians and the courts, the authors describe how tribal courts developed and operate today, and how they relate to federal and state governments. They define such key legal concepts as tribal sovereignty and Indian Country. By comparing and contrasting the workings of Indian and non-Indian legal institutions, the authors illustrate how Indian tribes have adapted their customs, values, and institutions to the demands of the modern world. Describing the activities of attorneys and Indian advocates in asserting and defending Indian rights, they identify the difficulties typically faced by Indians in the criminal and civil legal arenas and explore the public policy and legal rights of Indians as regards citizenship, voting rights, religious freedom, and basic governmental services.
Fine. 0292738331 Univ of Texas hardcover w/dust jacket, 1983, 1st edition, clean/tight, No marks/tears or foxing, jacket has a light crease at top of spine...Fine/Fine-(like new)...New mylar cover, bubble-wrapped and mailed in a Box w/delivery confirmation.
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