The Law Of Indian Law

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I can assume that the main objectives of this chapter are to define the Indian law; who, where, and when it is appropriate to settle cases amongst themselves or other tribes as long as the conditions meet the requirements for the tribes to have their own jury. Besides the need to describe what the law is for Indians, there are also sections that set the characteristics and requirements that are used by federal government to define a tribe and an individual as an American Indian legally. For the Indian law, the main four points described are: they are classified as “independent entities with inherent powers of self-government, tribes’ independence is subject to exceptionally great powers of Congress, the power to deal and regulate the tribes belongs to the federal government as well as the responsibility to protect the tribes and their properties such as protection from encroachment by the states and its citizens” ( Pg 1-2). The Indian Law also has its own court cases but that depends on where the crime or issue starts such as on their own land then they also consider the individual’s status of being an American Indian. If an American Indian committed a crime in a place such as a public park that is not on Indian land, then they are governed by the same court that would govern someone that’s not an American Indian. Now if it were on a reservation, then it changes to the Indian Law that would govern this issue. In order for an Indian tribe to actually have benefits, they…

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