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Ninth Circuit Rejects Mishewal Wappo Trust Breach Claim

Here are the materials in Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley v. Zinke:

Unpublished Opinion


Opening Brief

Federal Answer Brief

Amicus Brief


Other posts with lower court materials here.


Cert Petition in Trust Accounting Claim for Sand Creek Descendants

Download petition for a Writ of Certiorari here.

Questions presented:

Whether a treaty promise to pay reparations to a group of Native Americans in the form and amount that is “best adapted to the respected wants and conditions of” said group of Native Americans, and subsequent appropriation of funds by Congress to pay such reparations, create a fiduciary relationship between the United States and said group of Native Americans. 66 more words