jurisdiction in Indian
This law passed as part of the Indian Appropriations Act. It placed violent crimes perpetrated by Native Americans in Native territory under federal jurisdiction.
Major Crimes Act passes in 1885
In this U.S. Supreme Court case, the justices made a 6-2 decision which determined Native tribal courts did not have jurisdiction over non-Natives.
The Oliphant decision is handed down in 1978
This law passed as part of House Concurrent Resolution 108, which established tribal termination as the official federal policy. Public Law 280 removed jurisdiction from tribal law enforcement and transferred it to the states in California, Minnesota (except Red Lake), Nebraska, Oregon (except Warm Springs), Wisconsin and Alaska (except Metlakatla).
Public Law 280 passes in 1953