Federal Court Holds 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie Imposes Duty on Federal Government to Provide Adequate Health Care at Rosebud

Here are the materials in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States (D.S.D.):

An excerpt:

As to the tribes that entered into the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie for the reasons discussed above, the Government’s duty—expressed at the time as furnishing “to the Indians the physician… and that such appropriations shall be made from time to time, on the estimate of the Secretary of the Interior, as will be sufficient to employ such persons”—can be interpreted under the canons of construction applicable to Indian treaties as requiring the Government to provide competent physician-led health care to the Tribe.

Prior post here.

Cherokee Nation Trust Breach Suit Survives Federal Motion to Dismiss

Here are the materials in Cherokee Nation v. Dept. of the Interior (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

34-1 MTD




Federal Claims Court Dismisses 2 of 3 Counts against US in Ute Trust Breach Suit

Here are the materials in (Fed. Cl.):

1 Complaint

15 US Motion to Dismiss

20 Response

21 Reply

23-1 Surreply

27 DCT Order

Related suit here.

Navajo Water Rights Trust Breach Case Dismissed

Here are the updated materials in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of the Interior (D. Arizona):

Third Amended Complaint materials

339 US Response

340 Utility and State Response

346 Navajo Reply

360-1 Navajo Renewed Motion

369 Utility and State Response

370 US Response

375 Navajo Reply

385 DCT Order

Prior posts here.

Federal Claims Court Finds US Breached Investment Duty to Western Shoshone

Here are the materials in Western Shoshone Identifiable Group v. United States (Fed. Cl.):

34 Second Amended Complaint

37 DCT Order Denying Motion to Dismiss

151 Plaintiffs Post Trial Brief

156 US Post Trial Brief

157 Plaintiff Reply

173 DCT Order

Federal Court Dismisses Trust Breach Action over Phoenix Indian School Land Exchange

Here are the materials in Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona Inc. v. United States (Fed. Cl.):

58 Second Amended Complaint

59 US Motion to Dismiss

62 Response

63 Reply

69 DCT Order

Federal Circuit Rejects Trust Breach Claim for Water by Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Here is the opinion in Crow Creek Sioux Tribe v. United States.


Crow Creek Opening Brief

US Response Brief


Lower court materials.

Federal Circuit Reinstates Tucker Act Claim re: Keepseagle Settlement

Here is the opinion in LaBatte v . United States.


LaBatte Brief

US Brief


Lower court materials here. D.C. Circuit proceedings here.