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At the Mercy of the State: Linking Rape to Federal Indian Law

Sarah Deer

in The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696314
eISBN:
9781452952338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696314.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter briefly reviews the history of Indian law and describes the complicated matrix of criminal jurisdiction in Indian country. From a perspective that privileges tribal sovereignty, it ... More


Indian Law Jurisprudence in the Modern Era: A Common Law Approach Without Constitutional Principle

Frank Pommersheim

in Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199915736
eISBN:
9780190260262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199915736.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses how modern Indian Law jurisprudence has focused on three major concerns: regulating state authority in Indian country, regulating tribal authority over non-Indians and ... More


The History and Politics of Health Care for Native Americans

Judith Healy and Martin McKee

in Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198516187
eISBN:
9780191723681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

From the early 19th century, the US federal government has provided health care to Native Americans as a treaty obligation and in its role as trustee. The life expectancy of Indian people improved ... More


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