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AMERICAN INDIAN LAW DESKBOOK, Nicholas J. Spaeth, chair of the editing committee, Conference of Western Attorneys General; University Press of Colorado, P.O. Box 849, Niwot, CO 80544, (303) 530-5337, (303) 530-5306 FAX. Index, bibliography, table of statutes and codes, table of cases. 484 pp., $49.95 cloth. 0-87081-269-6

While not meant to replace the voluminous Federal Indian Law by Getches and Wilkinson, this guide is a welcome aid for those who need a quick secondary reference to laws, cases, and essays on the background of our changing relations with the tribes of Indian Country. A collaborative effort of the Attorney General's offices of ten western states, the deskbook outlines historical and current developments in the areas of land use and rights, criminal law, civil rights, water rights, hunting and fishing regulations, environmental regulation, taxation, gaming, child welfare, and other cooperative agreements. While not the definitive treatise on the subject, this will be, nonetheless, a tremendously helpful document for students and policymakers. A highly recommended text for classes on Native American policy. Reviewed by Steve Brock

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