Category Archives: legal history

HCN: “The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West”

Here, by Nick Estes.

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News Profile of Lyda Conley, 1st Native Woman to Argue before SCOTUS

Here is “Lyda Conley and the battle for Wyandot recognition.” “Thank you, TurtleTalk, for this story.  Lyda Conley is an inspiration to all of us who practice in the field.  Oftentimes, I have been identified as the first native woman … Continue reading

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“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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