Tribal Water Rights

Essays in Contemporary Law, Policy, and Economics

John E. Thorson (Editor), Sarah Britton (Editor), Bonnie G. Colby (Editor)
Hardcover ($55.00), Paperback ($35.00), Ebook ($35.00) Buy
The settlement of Indian water rights cases remains one of the thorniest legal issues in this country, particularly in the West. In a previous book, Negotiating Tribal Water Rights, Colby, Thorson, and Britton presented a general overview of the processes involved in settling such cases; this volume provides more in-depth treatment of the many complex issues that arise in negotiating and implementing Indian water rights settlements. Tribal Water Rights brings together practicing attorneys and leading scholars in the fields of law, economics, public policy, and conflict resolution to examine issues that continue to confront the settlement of tribal claims. With coverage ranging from the differences between surface water and groundwater disputes to the distinctive nature of Pueblo claims, and from allotment-related problems to the effects of the Endangered Species Act on water conflicts, the book presents the legal aspects of tribal water rights and negotiations along with historical perspectives on their evolution.
“This volume provides excellent resources for a wide range of academic and professional fields.”—Utah Historical Quarterly

“[The editors] explain the intricacies of how to survive, and perhaps even prosper, in dealing with the legal tangles.”—US Water News
Tribal Water Rights
304 Pages 6 x 9 x 0.9 Published: 2016 Hardcover (9780816524822)
Paperback (9780816534173)
Ebook (9780816536016)

For Authors

The University of Arizona Press publishes the work of leading scholars from around the globe. Learn more about submitting a proposal, preparing your final manuscript, and publication.



The University of Arizona Press is proud to share our books with booksellers, media, librarians, scholars, and instructors. Request reprint licenses, information on subsidiary rights and translations, accessibility files, review copies, and desk and exam copies.


Support the Press

Support a premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works. We are committed to sharing past, present, and future works that reflect the special strengths of the University of Arizona and support its land-grant mission.