Tribal water rights: Essays in contemporary law, policy, and economics

John E. Thorson, Sarah Britton, Bonnie G Colby

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The settlement of Indian water rights cases remains one of the thorniest legal issues in this country, particularly in the West. In a previous book, Negotiating Tribal Water Rights, Colby, Thorson, and Britton presented a general overview of the processes involved in settling such cases; this volume provides more in-depth treatment of the many complex issues that arise in negotiating and implementing Indian water rights settlements. Tribal Water Rights brings together practicing attorneys and leading scholars in the fields of law, economics, public policy, and conflict resolution to examine issues that continue to confront the settlement of tribal claims. With coverage ranging from the differences between surface water and groundwater disputes to the distinctive nature of Pueblo claims, and from allotment-related problems to the effects of the Endangered Species Act on water conflicts, the book presents the legal aspects of tribal water rights and negotiations along with historical perspectives on their evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of Arizona Press
Number of pages291
ISBN (Electronic)9780816536016
ISBN (Print)0816524823, 9780816524822
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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