09 July 2020

Oklahoma Changes Name Back To Indian Territory

McGirt v Oklahoma

It appears that Congress never bothered to formally end the 1866 treaty and we've been operating as if it had for the past 154 years?

Things could get sporty real fast in OK.


Someone at Arfcom explains the ruling thus:

A lot of confusion here about today's supreme court decision.  Ownership of land was not at issue, just the geographic limits of tribal jurisdiction.  Non-tribal members are still under state jurisdiction.   Members of the tribe will be tried by tribal courts for minor crimes and Federal courts for major crimes committed in these areas.

Many Western States already have this dual sovereignty arrangement.

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