This course surveys federal statutory, treaty, and case law relating to American Indians, including such issues as Native American sovereignty and self-determination, criminal and civil jurisdictional conflicts, treaty rights, Native economic development and gambling, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and Native religious rights. The course uses a historical perspective to illuminate current issues and controversies. Students may choose to write a paper to satisfy the upper level writing requirement, or take the full 3-hour final exam. All students, including paper writers, take the multiple-choice section (one hour or less) of the final exam; non-paper-writers take the remaining essay sections of the exam.
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