This case examines whether the Yakama Treaty of 1855 allows Yakama tribal members and Yakama tribal businesses to be exempt from state-imposed taxes on the importation of motor vehicle fuel, where the conduct in question (1) occurs on land ceded by the Yakama Nation in the 1855 Yakama Treaty; (2) is performed by a tribal entity acting as agent for the Yakama Nation tribal government; (3) is performed in order to bring fuel to the Yakama Reservation; and (4) occurs along traditional trading routes used by tribal ancestors.
Classroom Case Study
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- background on the legal issues in the case;
- facts of the case;
- key legal definitions;
- arguments for petitioner and respondent; and
- focus questions for fostering classroom discussion
The classroom case study was modified from PREVIEW of United States Supreme Court Cases. It can be used for teacher reference and provides a more detailed look at the case.
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