The Two Row Wampum Belt: An Introduction to Jurisdictional Issues and Native American Law
Duration: 72 minutes
Oral tradition tells of an early agreement between the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch in the early 1600s. The Haudenosaunee recorded this agreement with the creation of a two row wampum belt, signifying that the two people, the Haundenosaunee and the Dutch, would go forth in perpetuity as two nations travelling side by side on the River of Life, each promising to refrain from interfering with the other. The idea of two nations existing simultaneously in the same land formed the basis of the early treaties with the indigenous people of North America. But over the years, through layers of treaties both honored and broken, federal statutes enacted by congress, and executive action, that parallel relationship has transformed into a complex weave of jurisdictional issues. In this course, two of the partners in Holland and Knight’s Indian Law Practice, Philip Baker-Shenk and James Meggesto, provide an introduction to that complex intersection of tribal, federal and state jurisdiction.
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