South Dakota v. Yankton Sioux Tribe

ELR Citation: ELR 20293
No(s). 96-1581 (U.S. Jan 26, 1998)

The Court holds that a landfill constructed on land ceded from the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota by an 1894 Act that diminished the boundaries of the reservation is not subject to federal environmental regulation. The Court first holds that the 1894 Act—a negotiated agreement providing...