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political science, Indian sovereignty, bingo casinos, federal policies, reservations, public policy


American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law | Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | United States History


American Indian tribes have endured such federal policies as removal from their native homelands, forced assimilation into American society, and complete termination of their relationship with the federal government. With the recent shift in federal policy toward tribal self-government, many tribes have adopted written legal codes, developed their own judicial systems, and attempted to improve their economies by engaging in a variety of business activities. Principal among these has been the establishment of Indian bingo parlors on reservations throughout the country. These and other assertions of their independence have enmeshed the tribes in a series of legal battles with state governments.

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Political Science


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