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Are there different laws governing Indian reservations?

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2007-06-26 23:38:14

On the reservations they have their own laws which they take

care of themselves. They have their own "world" with stores, gas

stations, etc. The "Council" dictates the laws and punishments..off

of the reservations, they abide by our laws. They are not obligated

to pay state taxes on anything (on the reservation). But revenue

made from Bingo or gambling casinos has to be reported since it is

Federal. However, they still much notify "civil" law authorities of

any felonious crimes, (murder). This is only what I've read up on

so far since we are studying it at the moment in school. Hope it

helps a little.


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