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Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians v. Minnesota

ELR Citation: ELR 20183
Nos. 97-1757 et al., 124 F.3d 904/(8th Cir., 08/26/1997) Native American usufructuary rights upheld

The court holds that various Native American bands retain their right to hunt, fish, and gather in the Minnesota portion of territory they ceded in an 1837 treaty. The bands, however, may only exercise their usufructuary rights on public lands and private lands open to public hunting, fishing, and gathering....

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