Menominee Tribe v. United States, 391 U.S. 404 (1968), was a case in
which the Supreme Court ruled that the Menominee Indian Tribe would keep
their historical hunting and fishing rights even after the federal
government ceased to recognize the tribe. It was a landmark decision in
Native American case law. The tribe had entered into treaties with the
United States which did not specifically state that they retained
hunting and fishing rights. In 1961, Congress terminated the tribe's
federal recognition, and two years later, three members of the tribe
were charged with violating Wisconsin's hunting laws on former
reservation land. The Indians were acquitted, but when the state
appealed, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that the tribe no longer had
hunting and fishing rights due to the termination action. The tribe sued
the United States in the U.S. Court of Claims, which ruled that tribal
members retained those rights. Opposite rulings by the state and federal
courts brought the issue to the Supreme Court, which ruled in the
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menominee_Tribe_v._United_States>
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