Helen Tanner Walks On; Provided Critical Expert Testimony in U.S. v. Michigan

Here is the article.

An excerpt:

BEULAH — Helen Tanner was only about 5 feet tall, but she is remembered as a pioneering giant in writing Great Lakes Indian history.

The noted ethnohistorian’s research and testimony proved crucial to a historic 1979 federal court ruling that upheld Michigan Indian treaty fishing rights.

Tanner died late Wednesday night at her home less than a month before her 95th birthday on July 5. A memorial service will be planned later.

Ottawa Tribe v. Ohio Dept. Natural Resources Treaty Rights Claim Rejected

Here is the opinion (H/T Indianz). Here is the link to the materials we placed on the blog in December.

Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma v. Speck Materials

Here are materials relating to the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma’s attempts to establish hunting and fishing rights to their aboriginal homelands in Ohio.

District Court Opinion Denying Ohio’s Motion to Dismiss

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