Posts Tagged ‘Indian Law’

May 16th, 2024 - 11:59 pm § in Law and Courts

Court throws out 100-year-old conviction of tribal hunter

It took 100 years, but Jim Wallahee’s illegal hunting conviction was finally reversed. The Washington Supreme Court ruled on May 16, 2024, that he had a treaty right to shoot that deer. (See story here and court decision here.) When Europeans began settling in North America, they exercised wha[...]

July 10th, 2020 - 3:06 am § in America

Oklahoma tribes win big Supreme Court victory

State must recognize historic tribal boundaries The Court begins, “On the far end of the Trail of Tears was a promise” to the Five Tribes of land in Oklahoma in exchange for giving up their ancestral lands in Georgia and Florida. The Court ruled today this land is still “Indian cou[...]