Making Indian Law: The Hualapai Land Case and the Birth of Ethnohistory
DeSpain, S. Matthew, The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture
Making Indian Law: The Hualapai Land Case and the Birth of Ethnohistory by Christian W McMillen New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. 284 pages. ISBN 978-0-300-11460-7.
In Making Indian Law, Christian W McMillen analyzes one of the most important cases involving Indigenous land claims in the twentieth century - the case of United States v. Santa Fe Railroad (1941). The decision rendered in this case by the United States Supreme Court in favor of the Hualapai people of the Grand Canyon region is the centerpiece of this study. Most importantly, the Supreme Court decision established the doctrine that Indian title to land rests with the tribe that possessed and occupied that land …
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Publication information: Article title: Making Indian Law: The Hualapai Land Case and the Birth of Ethnohistory. Contributors: DeSpain, S. Matthew - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture. Volume: 11. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2008. Page number: 68+. © Chickasaw Historical Society Fall 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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