6 Great Plains Nat. Resouces J. 131 (2001-2002)
Indian Reserved Water Rights in the Missouri River Basin

handle is hein.journals/gpnat6 and id is 137 raw text is: INDIAN RESERVED WATER RIGHTS IN THE MISSOURI
RIVER BASIN
PETER CAPOSSELA'
I.  Introduction   ................................................................................................ 132
II. Background-Indian Tribes of the Missouri River Basin ..................... 133
A. Treaties with the Indian Nations ....................................................... 133
B. Indian Tribes Along the Missouri River .......................................... 135
III.  Indian  Reserved   W  ater Rights ................................................................. 136
A .  W  inters  v. United  States  ...................................................................... 136
B.   Quantification of Indian Reserved Water Rights ........................... 138
i.  Cases Following    W  inters .............................................................. 138
ii.  A rizona  v. California .................................................................... 139
iii.  Indian  W ater  U ses ........................................................................ 140
iv.  B ig  H orn  R iver  C ase  .................................................................... 141
C. Adjudicatory Jurisdiction - The McCarran Amendment ............... 141
i.  The McCarran Amendment and its Extension to Indian
Water Rights by the Supreme Court .......................................... 141
ii. Application of McCarran Amendment in the Missouri
R iver  B asin  .................................................................................... 143
iii. Concerns of Indian Tribes with McCarran Amendment
P roceedings   ................................................................................... 144
D. Federal Conflicts of Interest in Indian Water ................................. 144
i.  Role of Secretary of the Interior ................................................. 144
ii. Role of the Department of Justice .............................................. 147
E .  G roundw   ater  ....................................................................................... 147
F.   Regulation of Water in Indian Country ........................................... 148
i.  Background - Tribal Civil Regulatory Authority ..................... 148
ii. Regulation of Water Use - Tribal Water Codes ....................... 149
iii. Regulation of Water Quality Under the Clean Water Act ...... 150
IV. Indian Reserved Water Rights in the Missouri River Basin ................. 151
A. Impacts of Pick-Sloan Program on Indian Tribes ........................... 151
B. Tribal Claims Under Pick-Sloan Program ....................................... 154
C. Indian Issues in the Corps Of Engineers Missouri River
Operations; Master Manual Review and Update ........................... 155
Peter Caposella has been active in the field of Indian law since 1987. He is a previous in-house
attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and a lawyer for the Indian-Rural Office of Nevada
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