In an Indian tribe's appeal from the district court's denial of the tribe's Rule 60(b) motion to reopen the judgment in a matter in which the tribe had been denied fishing rights under the Treaty of Point Elliott, the order is affirmed where recognition proceedings and the fact of the tribe's recognition had no effect on the establishment of treaty rights at issue in this case.
Argued and Submitted June 2, 2009
Filed December 11, 2009
Opinion by Judge Canby
Elizabeth Ann Peterson, Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, DC