Wind River Water Rights



The main issue we will be discussing in this unit is the concept of Federal Reserved Water Rights, as it is applied to Tribes after Winters v. United States. The case study that we will use to explore this will be water rights on the Wind River Reservation, the social history of which is portrayed in Geoffrey O'Gara's 2000 book What You See in Clear Water: Life on the Wind River Reservation, published by Alfred A. Knopf Press, New York.