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Legal History of North America #8: Indian Reserved Water Rights: The Winters Doctrine in Its Social and Legal Context, 1880s-1930s

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In its 1908 decision for Winters v. United States, the Supreme Court affirmed a lower-court ruling that the United States and the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Indians had reserved rights to water in the Milk River through an 1888 treaty which created the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana. Since 1908 the Winters decision, or Indian reserved water rights doctrine, has played an important and controversial role in the West.

Indian Reserved Water Rights is the first book-length historical study of the Winters case and the early use of the reserved water doctrine. In the book, John Shurts explains how the litigation and its outcome fit well within the existing legal context and into ongoing efforts at water development in the Milk River Valley. He also examines the life of the Winters Doctrine during its earliest years, primarily through a study of water-rights litigation on the Uintah Reservation in Utah.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-324) and index.

About the Author

John Shurts is the General Counsel of the Northwest Power Planning Council and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806132105
Author:
Shurts, John
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman, Okla :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Water-rights
Subject:
Water development projects
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of North America -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Water rights -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Law : General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Legal History of North America Series
Series Volume:
145v. 8
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.41 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Geography » Water and Hydrology
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies

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