U.S. Supreme Court Keeps Boundaries Of Omaha Indian Reservation Intact
Mealey's (March 22, 2016, 11:40 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A statute enacted by Congress in 1882 did not reduce the size of the Omaha Indian Reservation in Nebraska, so a town established on land opened to non-Indian settlement by the statute is still part of the reservation, the U.S. Supreme Court held March 22 in a unanimous decision (State of Nebraska, et al. v. Mitch Parker, et al., No. 14-1406, U.S. Sup.).
(Opinion available. Document #96-160408-023Z.)
In so holding, the high court said the state and the Town of Pender may still...