[Tagging] Meaning of "administrative" in boundary=administrative, in your country?
colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Mon Jun 1 13:36:57 UTC 2020
On 2020-06-01 15:05, Kevin Kenny wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 5:49 AM Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> IIRC Indian Reservations can, and do, cross state boundaries, in which case they don't fit in this hierarchy. Or am I wrong here?
> Some do. The only one of New York's that crosses the state line is
> Akwesasne, which is not recognized as a unified entity by any
> government but its own. (The Federal government calls the portion in
> New York the 'Saint Regis Indian Reservation'.) The hierarchical point
> is that every point in the state is in exactly one City, Town or
> Indian Reservation and no City or Town claims an Indian Reservation as
> part of its domain. No Town crosses a county line, and the instances
> where a City or Indian Reservation does can be counted on the fingers
> of one hand.
I just looked on Wikipedia, and 24 out of 326 Indian Reservations cross
state boundaries. Of those, most are split between 2 states, but there
are four reservations that bridge three states.
Wikipedia also says: "An Indian reservation is a legal designation for
an area of land managed  by a federally recognized Indian tribe 
under the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs  rather than the state
governments of the United States  in which they are physically
located" which supports my position that they are not part of the normal
administrative hierarchy of USA-state-county-city/town where each entity
at a lower level is part of exactly one entity at higher levels.
In your example (St Regis) it seems Akwesasne actually crosses the
national boundary into Canada as well!
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