Few Indian law decisions have evoked as much scholarly attention as Santa Clara Pueblo.1 Shepard's pulls up over 1000 law review references, and Google reports almost 3,000,000 hits.2 It is a major case in all Indian law treatises and casebooks and is important in several other books.3 Most analyze the decision as an event and focus on its principal holding, denying a federal cause of action for civil enforcement of the Indian Civil Rights Act.4 Policy discussions parse tribal sovereignty and discrimination against women.



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