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Protecting Non-Indians from Harm: The Property Consequences of Indians

42 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2008  

Ezra Rosser

American University - Washington College of Law

Abstract

This article is an exploration of the assumption, last made by the U.S. Supreme Court in City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York, that non-Indian property owners are harmed by Indian acquisition and control of land. Accepting for the moment the Court's prioritization of a non-Indian perspective, the article explores (a) what lies behind non-Indian resistance to Indian land ownership, and (b) whether in fact non-Indians are harmed by proximity to Indian land. The article combines in its analysis core property law concepts with an empirical examination of the changes over time in assessed land value of properties located near Indian land.

Keywords: Indian Law, Property Law, Sherrill, Oneida, Proximity Pricing, GIS

JEL Classification: K11, H7, R1

Suggested Citation

Rosser, Ezra, Protecting Non-Indians from Harm: The Property Consequences of Indians. Oregon Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 1, 2008; American University WCL Research Paper No. 08-42. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1114995

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