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Menominee Indian Tribe of Wis. v. Thompson

ELR Citation: ELR 20312
Nos. 96-3596, -3985, 161 F.3d 449/(7th Cir., 11/17/1998)

The court holds that a Native American tribe does not have usufructuary rights or aboriginal rights to hunt and fish on certain offreservation lands in Wisconsin. In 1831, the tribe ceded southeastern and western portions of their land to the United States, but reserved the right to use the eastern ceded land for hunting and fishing....

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