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Vanessa Barela Enve 302 February 19, 2007 Homework #2 1. According to multiple sources, Tribal lands are not treated the same as states, they are instead classified as “domestic dependent nations,” [1] and have their own government and economic power. The Supreme Court is called the “custodian” of the federal common law doctrine, which is called the “discovery doctrine” by many Tribal lands [1]. In the case of Johnson vs. M’Intosh in 1823, 21 U.S. (8 Wheat.) 543, the Tribal lands were denied the power of alienating their lands as they wished, and gave title to all lands discovered by European sovereign, while only providing the right to occupy lands to the Tribes. This was done under the discovery doctrine, which is an equivalent common law doctrine. 2. The New Mexico Underground Water Act, enacted in 1931 restricts users of water from purchasing existing water rights [2]. This also gave the State Engineer jurisdiction over the groundwater in basins and all surface water. This leads to the more specific example in Socorro. The Rio Grande Water Rights Association met
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course ENVE 302 taught by Professor Richardson during the Fall '04 term at New Mexico.

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