The terms used to refer to Native Americans are controversial; according to a 1995 US Census Bureau set of home interviews, most of the respondents with an expressed preference refer to themselves as American Indians or Indians. More specifically, the Supreme Court of the United States in United States v. Federal tribal recognition grants to tribes the right to self-government, as well as certain benefits.More In the United States, the Indian tribe is a fundamental unit of sovereign tribal government, and the constitution grants to the U. The recognition process is largely controlled by the United States federal agency the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in consultation with federally recognized tribes.
Establishing Your American Indian Ancestry Some people want to become enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe. State of FLORIDA, Department Of Revenue, and Marshall Stranburg, as Interim Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, Defendants. The Florida Department of Revenue is the agency responsible for collecting tax revenues and enforcing Florida's tax laws. 52.) As part of these operations, the Tribe has leased a portion of the space at the Seminole Hollywood Casino to Ark Hollywood, LLC, and a portion of the space at the Seminole Tampa Casino to Ark Tampa, LLC. 52.) Florida assessed a tax on the rent paid to the Seminole Tribe by Ark Hollywood and Ark Tampa for the leases on the Tribe's Reservations. After considering the extensive briefing by the parties, as well as hearing oral argument from each side, the Court finds that Federal law prohibits both taxes from being imposed. Background The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a federally recognized Indian tribe, with reservations throughout Florida. These articles tell about the cultures of the Mayans, Pawnee, Choctaw, Apache, Comanche, Nez Perce, Wampanoag, and Chumash Indians.American Indians are often referred to as Native Americans as they were the first to inhabit the country.These included the French, based on the Gulf Coast and in Louisiana; the English of the Southeast, and the Spanish of Florida and Louisiana during the colonial era.