Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies

ISBN-10: 0759105790
ISBN-13: 9780759105799
Edition: 2004
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Description: This book is the first comprehensive introduction to tribal law in the United States. It addresses the power of tribal legal systems as key to the exercise and expansion of tribal sovereignty. Individual sections review tribal governments, tribal  More...

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 10/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

This book is the first comprehensive introduction to tribal law in the United States. It addresses the power of tribal legal systems as key to the exercise and expansion of tribal sovereignty. Individual sections review tribal governments, tribal legal heritage and Anglo-American law, criminal and civil jurisdictions, traditional dispute resolution mechanisms, models of peacemaking, Indian child welfare, and civil rights. Richland and Deer's book will be an invaluable resource for legal researchers and students.

Foreword
Preface
Notes on Law, non-Indian Anthropologists, and Terminology
Acknowledgments
Credits
Introduction and an Overview of Tribal Government
What Is Tribal Legal Studies?
What Is Law?-Legal Norms, Structures, and Practices
Tribal Law in Oral Traditions
Studying Tribal Law through Tribal Customs and Traditions
Overview of Tribal Governments: Historical and Contemporary Systems
Forms and Trends of Traditional Tribal Governments
The History of Federal Indian Policy and the Changes to Tribal Government
Tribal Legal Systems: Their History and Contemporary Operations
Histories, Structures, and Practices of Tribal Justice Systems
Introduction and History of Tribal Courts
Tribal Court Systems Today: General Overview and Comparison
Examples of Tribal Court Systems
An Introduction to Balancing Tribal Legal Heritage and Anglo-American Law
Scope of Tribal Legal Power: Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction
Introduction to Tribal Court Authority
Criminal and Civil Violations in Tribal Legal Traditions
Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction: Federal Limitations and Contemporary Issues
Tribal Civil Jurisdiction: Federal Changes and Contemporary Issues
Tribal Law in Two Areas: Child Welfare and Civil Rights
Tribal Law and Child Welfare
Tribal Kinship, Tribal Culture, and Law
Federal Law and the Tribal Family: The Removal of Tribal Children-Boarding Schools
The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA)
Tribal Court Child Custody Proceedings
Tribal Civil Rights
Introducing Indian Civil Rights
The Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968
Affirming Tribal Sovereignty: Limiting Federal Court Review of Tribal Government under the ICRA
Contemporary Civil Rights Issues
Bringing Custom to the Courtroom: Tradition in the Norms, Structures, and Practices of Contemporary Tribal Law
Tradition as a Source of Tribal Law
Sources of Law
Common Law in Contemporary Legal Systems
Tradition in Tribal Legal Process
Traditional Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Contemporary Tribal Law
Introduction to Peacemaking
Models of Peacemaking
Tribal Court Ethics
Assuring Integrity of Tribal Courts: Judicial Ethics
Maintaining Fair and Impartial Courts: Ethics of Court Personnel
Accountability and Reliability: Tribal Court Advocates and Ethical Standards
Glossary
Index
About the Authors

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