1980: Supreme Court Cites Sovereignty

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In this 1980 decision, the Supreme Court cited the 1970 Arkansas riverbed ruling as "uniquely powerful within the context of Federal Indian law." In 1995, the Supreme Court again reaffirmed the ongoing importance of the 1830 Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek as a key component of present-day jurisprudence.


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