This comment considers whether the Puyallup Indian Reservation was disestablished when it was opened near the turn of the century for settlement by non-Indians. Although the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that "the Puyallup Indian Reservation continues to exist," subsequent dictum of the United States Supreme Court casts doubt upon the continuing validity of this holding. The question of the reservation's continued existence has also been raised in recent litigation. After reviewing the Puyallup Indian Reservation's history and analyzing it in the context of Supreme Court decisions concerning disestablishment, this comment concludes that the Puyallup Indian Reservation was not disestablished when it was opened for settlement by non-Indians.
Richard M. Slagle,
The Puyallup Indians and the Reservation Disestablishment Test,
54 Wash. L. Rev.
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