No. 75-695.

72 Wis.2d 277 (1976)

240 N.W.2d 186

STATE EX REL. PYATSKOWIT, Petitioner, v. MONTOUR, Sheriff of Shawano County, Wisconsin, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided April 7, 1976.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the petitioner: Warren A. Kenney and John M. Murtagh, Wisconsin Indian Legal Services.

For the respondent: John D. Niemisto, assistant attorney general.


The sole and entirely legal question to be answered is whether, as to the crimes here charged, the state courts have jurisdiction to try a member of the Menominee tribe for offenses committed on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

Prior to 1953, the state of Wisconsin was without jurisdiction over Indian tribal members who committed criminal offenses on Indian tribal lands. This included members of the Menominee Indian tribe as to crimes...

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