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American Indian water rights and the limits of law

Author: Lloyd Burton; University Press of Kansas.
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1991.
Series: Development of western resources.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Burton dissects the irreconcilable conflict of interest within the Interior Department (between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs). He also examines the methods of managing disputes in contemporary cases and offers original policy recommendations that include establishing an Indian Water Rights Commission to help with the paradoxical task now facing the federal government--restoring to  Read more...
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Burton, Lloyd.
American Indian water rights and the limits of law.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1991
(OCoLC)609362996
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lloyd Burton; University Press of Kansas.
ISBN: 0700604812 9780700604814 0700606017 9780700606016
OCLC Number: 22733145
Description: xiii, 174 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reflections in a glass bead --
The development of American Indian water rights --
Legal issues and dispute-managing methods in contemporary water-rights conflicts --
The peril and promise of negotiation: a closer look --
Groundwater rights, planning, and bargaining in south-central Arizona --
Conclusion: improving the prospects for negotiated settlements.
Series Title: Development of western resources.
Responsibility: Lloyd Burton.

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Provides an overview of current issues in the field of Indian water rights and of the history of United States-Indian legal relations. Burton examines problems in environmental and social justice and  Read more...

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