Legal Pluralism and Tribal Constitutions


What do pigs roaming the streets of New York City during the first half of the nineteenth century and tribal constitutions have in common? The most obvious (and often the most correct) answer is, undoubtedly, “absolutely nothing.” However, tribal advocates, particularly those concerned with the role of a constitution within a tribal community, may wish to reconsider their answer and might turn their attention to New York’s early nineteenth century pigs in order to better understand the legal and political contexts in which they, and the tribal nations they serve, operate...

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Richotte, Jr., Keith. "Legal Pluralism and Tribal Constitutions." William Mitchell Law Review. Volume 36, Issue 2: pgs. 447- 502. William Mitchell College of Law. January 18, 2010. Paper. (, accessed March 9, 2016)

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