Essay On Indian Reservation

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Often in American history we focus on the positivity of our country and leave out the negative stuff. We often forget about the Natives who had to suffer in order for these lands to be called our home today. One of the most saddest stories in American history is the near destructive of the native population caused by the invasion of the European immigrants, whom brought diseases such as . The settlers hunted the Natives the same way they hunted large animals and were forced to leave their home lands. Its ironic to think that American law and American politics were never kind to the first Americans. Thirty years ago, all of these tribes were utterly destitute; they occupied arid desert land with no resources and no prospects that their grim …show more content…
It 's important to acknowledge the fact that states law may be enforced on Indian reservation but in this case the "Congress had not consented to this assertion of state power either through Public Law 280 (1953), which had delegated criminal/prohibitory but not civil/ regulatory jurisdiction over Indian tribes to California and five others specific states, or the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, which found that under federal common law balancing test, the state 's interest in preventing the infiltration of tribal gaming by organized crime was insufficient to escape the preemptive force of federal and tribal interest (Rossum, …show more content…
Feldman was Cabazon Band 's attorney. Judge Water made important decisions that affect the case on November 10,1980 he denies the application for temporary restraining order but grants its motion for a preliminary injunction. On December 14,1982 the Courts reverse his ruling and rule in favor of the Cabazon Band. On February 25, 1987, Justice White announced the Supreme Court decision and he also wrote for a six-member majority; he recognized the unique position these tribes occupy in the United States and his reasoning reflected his knowledge on the long-establishment federal Indian law in which he accepted the traditional understanding of tribal sovereignty. On the opposite was Justice Steven who felt that state 's gambling laws should apply on Indian reservations unless there is an express congressional statement to the contrary. President Ronald Regan signed the IGRA into law on October

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