Criminal jurisdiction in the "Indian Country," 18 U.S.C. §
is allocated among federal, state and tribal courts. Most federal criminal
for the Indian country is set forth in 18 U.S.C. §§ 1151-1170.
1152 and 1153 are the most important. Jurisdiction over particular cases in
Indian country depends in general upon three factors: the nature of the
whether any jurisdiction has been conferred on the state, and whether the
perpetrator or victim is an Indian. The charts in this Manual at 689 are a synopsis of the law presently
applicable in the Indian country and reflect the statutes, court decisions
current Department policy. See also Duro v. Reina, 495 U.S.
680 n. 1 (1990); 25 U.S.C. § 1301(4).|
[cited in USAM 9-20.100]