Justices To Decide Whether Omaha Reservation Boundaries Remain Intact

Mealey's (October 2, 2015, 9:24 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 1 granted certiorari to review whether the original boundaries of the Omaha Indian Reservation were reduced by an 1882 federal act such that a town in Nebraska is no longer within the reservation’s borders (State of Nebraska, et al. v. Mitch Parker, et al., No. 14-1406, U.S. Sup.).

The U.S. government had joined the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska in urging the Supreme Court to reject the petition for review filed by Nebraska and the Town of Pender,...
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