This casebook explores issues relating to property rights, environmental protection, and natural resources in Indian country. The book explores tribal, cultural and religious relationships with the land, fundamental principles of federal Indian law, land ownership and property rights of tribes, land use and environmental protection, natural resources development, taxation of lands and resources, water rights, usufructuary (hunting, fishing, gathering) rights, and international approaches to indigenous rights in land and natural resources. It is designed to be used in a stand-alone course or as a supplemental reader for courses in environmental law, natural resources law, or Native American studies.The third edition updates the casebook to include recent Supreme Court cases as well as other judicial and legislative developments since 2008. The new edition also expands the materials on cultural and religious resources, the federal trust doctrine, the Cobell settlement, water rights settlements, natural resources damages, and international law.
Judith Royster is a Professor of Law, Director of the Native American Law Certificate Program, and Co-Director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Michael Blumm is a Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School. Elizabeth Kronk is an Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the Tribal Law & Government Center at the University of Kansas School of Law.