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General Rules of Indian Country Criminal Jurisdiction Apply, No State Jurisdiction


Okla. Const., art. 3, § 1

No Public Law 280 or similar legislation

See25 U.S.C. § 476 (Allotment Act provision for state jurisdiction; note that it does not apply to the former Indian territory)

Case Law

C & L Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizen Band Potawatomi Indian Tribe, 532 U.S. 411 (2001)

United States v. Roberts, 185 F.3d 1125 (10th Cir. 1999)

Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma v. Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., 523 U.S. 751 (1998)

Oklahoma Tax Comm’n v. Chickasaw Nation, 515 U.S. 450 (1995)

Buzzard v. Oklahoma Tax Comm’n, 992 F.2d 1073 (10th Cir. 1993)

Oklahoma Tax Commission v. Citizen Band, Potawatomi Indian Tribe of Oklahoma, 498 U.S. 505 (1991)

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians v. State of Okla. ex rel. Moss, 927 F.2d  1170 (10th Cir. 1991)

Richardson v. Malone, 762 F. Supp. 1463 (N.D. Okla. 1991)

Ross v. Neff, 905 F.2d 1349 (10th Cir. 1990)

Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma v. State of Oklahoma ex rel.Thompson, 874 F.2d 790 (10th Cir. 1989)

State v. Klindt, 782 P.2d 401 (Okl. Cr. 1989)

State ex rel. May v. Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, 711 P.2d 77 (Okl. 1985)

Ahboah v. Hous. Auth. of the Kiowa Tribe, 660 P.2d 625 (Okl. 1983)

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma v. State of Oklahoma, 618 F.2d 665 (10th Cir. 1980), appeal after remand, 681 F.2d 705 (10th Cir. 1982)

Goforth v. State, 644 P.2d 114 (Okl. Cr. 1978)

State v. Littlechief, 573 P.2d 263 (Okl. Cr. 1978)

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