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The Resource The erosion of tribal power : the Supreme Court's silent revolution, Dewi Ioan Ball

The erosion of tribal power : the Supreme Court's silent revolution, Dewi Ioan Ball

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The erosion of tribal power : the Supreme Court's silent revolution
Title
The erosion of tribal power
Title remainder
the Supreme Court's silent revolution
Statement of responsibility
Dewi Ioan Ball
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"For the past 180 years, the inherent power of indigenous tribes to govern themselves has been a central tenet of federal Indian law. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's repeated confirmation of Native sovereignty since the early 1830s, it has, in the past half-century, incrementally curtailed the power of tribes to govern non-Indians on Indian reservations. The result, Dewi Ioan Ball argues, has been a "silent revolution," mounted by particular justices so gradually and quietly that the significance of the Court's rulings has largely evaded public scrutiny. Ball begins his examination of the erosion of tribal sovereignty by reviewing the so-called Marshall trilogy, the three cases that established two fundamental principles: tribal sovereignty and the power of Congress to protect Indian tribes from the encroachment of state law. Neither the Supreme Court nor Congress has remained faithful to these principles, Ball shows. Beginning with Williams v. Lee , a 1959 case that highlighted the tenuous position of Native legal authority over reservation lands and their residents, Ball analyzes multiple key cases, demonstrating how the Supreme Court's decisions weakened the criminal, civil, and taxation authority of tribal nations. During an era when many tribes were strengthening their economies and preserving their cultural identities, the high court was undermining sovereignty. In Atkinson Trading Co. v. Shirley (2001) and Nevada v. Hicks (2001), for example, the Court all but obliterated tribal authority over non-Indians on Native land. By drawing on the private papers of Chief Justice Earl Warren and Justices Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, William O. Douglas, Lewis F. Powell Jr., and Hugo L. Black, Ball offers crucial insight into federal Indian law from the perspective of the justices themselves. The Erosion of Tribal Power shines much-needed light on crucial changes to federal Indian law between 1959 and 2001 and discusses how tribes have dealt with the political and economic consequences of the Court's decisions." -- Pub;isher's website
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Ball, Dewi Ioan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Indian reservations
  • Land use
  • Tribal government
  • Indians of North America
  • Land tenure
  • Federal-Indian trust relationship
  • Self-determination, National
  • Indians of North America
  • Federal-Indian trust relationship
  • Indian reservations
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Land tenure
  • Land use
  • Self-determination, National
  • Tribal government
  • United States
Label
The erosion of tribal power : the Supreme Court's silent revolution, Dewi Ioan Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-299) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780806155654
Lccn
2016020389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)948427430
Label
The erosion of tribal power : the Supreme Court's silent revolution, Dewi Ioan Ball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780806155654
Lccn
2016020389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)948427430

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