Title

The Maine Indian Land claim: A Question of Ownership

Date of Award

9-1992

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Management (MPM)

Department

Public Policy and Management

First Advisor

Richard Barringer

Keywords

Maine, Passamaquoddy Indian Tribes, Penobscot Indian Tribes, Land Claims

Abstract

In 1980, the state of Maine and the Penobscot & Passamaquoddy Indian Tribes agreed to settlement of a suit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the Tribes against the state. The claim was based upon the argument that treaties made with the Tribes by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1794 (which included all of present day Maine) were void because they were not recognized by the federal government as required by the Non - Intercourse Act of 1790.

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