Native American Natural Resources Law
Cases and Materials
2023 Teacher's Manual forthcoming
784 pp $170.00
Native American Natural Resources Law: Cases and Materials provides a thorough examination of the interconnection between land, religion, culture, and the law. The text includes basic Indian law history and focuses on aboriginal, treaty, and executive order title; allotment; and the intersection between Indian Country and surrounding lands. Special emphasis is placed on the tribal role in environmental protection, tribal natural resources development, and tribal taxation authority, as well as a detailed consideration of water rights and usufructurary rights to hunt, fish, and gather.
The fifth edition incorporates the many major developments in the law since the fourth edition, with expanded materials on momentous decisions of the United States Supreme Court, such as McGirt v. Oklahoma, and ongoing land management issues, including tribal-federal costewardship of places like Bears Ears National Monument and elsewhere; the numerous policy initiatives of the Biden administration aimed at reshaping the federal-tribal relationship; and important circuit court decisions related to water rights, the federal government's trust relationship with tribes, and much more.