The American Indian Law Deskbook, Third Edition
"CWAG's American Indian Law Deskbook has quickly become one of the most authoritative and up-to-date works in the field, and CWAG has dutifully published yearly supplements. . . . the most thorough survey available of the legal relationship between tribes, states, and the federal government."
- Nathan Brooks, The Federal Lawyer 51:10, Nov./Dec. 2004
"Straightforward, clear, and remarkably free of legal terms. . . . Students and practitioners of law and American Indian history, cultures, and contemporary issues; tribal officials; people who need quick, reliable, and basic information (e.g., journalists, legislators); and laywers . . . will find this resource useful. It is appropriate for academic, legal, and public libraries."
- Karen D. Harvey, American Reference Books Annual V36
"This is a necessary reference book for any serious student of American Indian law and policy. Given the expanding interest in the field of American Indian history, the publication of books focused on American Indian law cases, and late-twentieth-century issues such as gambling and family law, this book should be at hand for any reader of the literature."
- Gordon Morris Bakken, Montana: The Magazine of Western History 50:4, 2004
A collaborative effort from Attorney General Offices throughout the country - faced daily with legal questions involving state and tribal relations - The American Indian Law Deskbook, Third Edition, is an up-to-date, comprehensive treatise on Indian law. The Deskbook provides readers with the necessary historical and legal framework to understand the complexities faced by states, Indian tribes, and the federal government in Indian country.
Included are discussions of:
· The evolution of federal statutory Indian law and the judicial foundations of federal Indian policy;
· An extensive compilation and analysis of federal and state court decisions;
· Reservation and Indian lands ownership and property interests;
· The parameters of criminal jurisdiction in Indian country;
· Concepts of tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction relating to a number of specific areas including tribal courts, hunting and fishing, environmental regulation, water rights, gaming, and child welfare; and
· Cooperative approaches used by the states and tribes for resolving jurisdiction disputes and promoting better relations.
Thorough, scholarly, and balanced, The American Indian Law Deskbook, Third Edition, is an invaluable reference for a wide range of people working with Indian tribes, including attorneys and legal scholars, government officials, social workers, state and tribal jurists, and historians. This revised edition includes information from court decisions, federal statutes, and administrative regulations through June 2003 as well as law review articles through the Spring of 2003.