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South Dakota v. Yankton Sioux Tribe

Docket No.: 96-1581
Argued: December 8, 1997
Decided: January 26, 1998

Topics:

11 Stat. 743, Civil Rights, Indians, State Jurisdiction Over, Article I, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, Indian Reorganization Act, Indians, Natural Resources, patent

Petitioner: South Dakota
Respondent: Yankton Sioux Tribe

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 99 F.3d 1439
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


522 U.S. 329 (1998)
Question:

Did Congress diminish the boundaries of the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota in an 1894 statute that ratified an agreement pursuant to the Dawes Act, which permitted the Government to open reservation land to non-Indian settlement?

South Dakota v. Yankton Sioux Tribe
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 08, 1997

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for South Dakota, 0 vote(s) against
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