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Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe

  • By: George E. Coroian
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe is a 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with whether Native American tribal courts maintain criminal jurisdiction over individuals who are not Native American. The ruling has been criticized as a setback to Indian (Native ...

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