Alaska v. Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government
In Alaska v. Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government, 522 U.S. 520, 118 S.Ct. 948, 140 L.Ed.2d 30 (1998), the Supreme Court determined that the term "dependent Indian communities" refers to a limited category of Indian lands that are neither reservations nor allotments, and that satisfy two requirements - first, they must have been set aside by the Federal Government for use of the Indians as Indian land; second, they must be under federal superintendence. 522 U.S. at 527, 118 S.Ct. 948.