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  1. 2008
    Supreme Court slashes Exxon Valdez oil spill damages
    The U.S. Supreme Court cuts the damages that Exxon is required to pay for the Exxon Valdez oil spill, ...
  2. 1996
    Court recognizes land rights of Venetie Tribe of Neetsaii’ Gwich’in Indians
    The Village of Venetie, which is accessible only by air, levies a tax on users to maintain its rudimentary ...
  3. 1996
    Suit claims longstanding U.S. mismanagement of Indian land leases
    A class action lawsuit filed by 300,000 American Indians claims that the United States has mismanaged ...
  4. 1953
    Congress seeks to abolish tribes, relocate American Indians
    Congress passes a resolution beginning a federal policy of termination, through which American Indian ...
  5. 1906
    Allotments take land from Alaska Native villages
    In the Alaska Native Allotment Act, the U.S. Congress establishes strict regulations about which Alaska ...
  6. 1872
    General Mining Act gives rise to the taking of tribal lands
    President Ulysses S. Grant signs the General Mining Act into law, allowing individuals and corporations ...