June 24, 2009

New Edition - American Indian Law In a Nutshell

The 2009 edition of American Indian Law in a Nutshell contains no drastic changes in terms of its organization (chapter titles, subsections, preface, or index). It still focuses on cases involving American Indians and Alaska Natives, generally leaving cases related to Native Hawai’ians out. The major update is Canby’s addition of a number of new law cases, which brings the book’s length to 548 pages (496 in the fourth edition). Canby accounts for the expansion of Indian case law by mentioning the “greatly increased economic activity of many tribes, particularly those engaged in gaming.” Most of the new cases are from recent years (since the publication of the previous edition in 2004), but some older cases are included as well. If you would like to purchase the book, you can follow this link.

Canby, William C. American Indian Law in a Nutshell. Fifth edition. St. Paul, MN:
Thomson/West, 2009.