In its legal arguments, the Seneca Nation "expressly acknowledges that, as a general principle, New York State has the authority to require reservation retailers to collect excise taxes on sales to non-Indians," Arcara wrote.
On Oct. 12, 2010, the Supreme Court agreed to review the Oneida case.
Question presented: Whether tribal sovereign immunity from suit bars taxing authorities from foreclosing to collect lawfully imposed property taxes; and (2) whether the ancient Oneida reservation in New York was disestablished or diminished.
the SCOTUS ruled that taxes are owed by the tribe = foreclosure
the oneida reservation has been diminished the cayuga reservation has been disestablished