Category Archives: legal history

“This Land” Podcast by Rebecca Nagle

Definitely worth a listen. First two episodes are about Carpenter v. Murphy. Here.

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New Scholarship on Sohappy v. Smith/United States v. Oregon

Michael C. Blumm and Cari Baermann have posted “The Belloni Decision and Its Legacy: United States v. Oregon and Its Far-Reaching Effects After a Half-Century” on SSRN. It is forthcoming in Environmental Law. Abstract: Fifty years ago, Judge Robert Belloni … Continue reading

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Community Forum: 40 Years after the Fox Decision (June 3, 2019)

Here (fox-decision-flyer.pdf):

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Gregory Ablavsky on the Origins of Dual Federalism

Gregory Ablavsky has published “Empire States: The Coming of Dual Federalism” in the Yale Law Journal (PDF). Here is the abstract: This Article offers an alternate account of federalism’s late eighteenth-century origins. In place of scholarly and doctrinal accounts that … Continue reading

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Fletcher: “Indian Children and the Fifth Amendment”

Forthcoming in the Montana Law Review’s Browning Symposium issue, available at SSRN here. An excerpt: Many of my first memories revolve around my grandmother Laura Mamagona’s apartment in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She shared the apartment with my uncle Crockett, who was … Continue reading

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NYTs: “Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Peratrovich, Rights Advocate for Alaskan Natives”

Here.

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Reviews of Nick Estes’ “Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance”

NPR The Intercept HNN The book webpage from Verso is here.

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The Atlantic [Family Weekly Newsletter]: “America’s Dark History of Native American Assimilation Schools”

Here.

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HCN: “Adoption didn’t solve the ‘Indian Problem’”

By Susan Harness, here.

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Michigan Radio: “‘We’ve never had justice’: How the Supreme Court rigged land deals against native people”

Here. An excerpt: “In many ways, it’s almost like gaslighting,” Wenona Singel says of the Johnson v. M’Intosh case. “You’re learning about … certain rights that are associated with property rights … knowing all along that these rights have not … Continue reading

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