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Law - Indian & Tribal Legal Research

Selected law resources for federal and tribal Indian research

Primary sources -- federal

  • U.S. Constitution                                   
    • Art. I, §8, Clause 3—"The Congress shall have power... to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States and with the Indian Tribes."
  • Treaties
    • United States Statutes at Large (e.g. vols. 1-16): vols. 7 & 8 cover treaties between US and Indian Tribes
    • Indian Affairs, Laws and Treaties: DOC-LC 8203 1903; HeinOnline (database);
    • Native American People Treaties, Ratified and Unratified: Lexis (NAPTRY)
    • Early Recognized Treaties with American Indian Nations:
    • Documents of American Indian Diplomacy : Treaties, Agreements, and Conventions, 1775-1979: LAW LIB KF8202 1999; also available online (search title in Library Catalog)
  • Statutes (e.g Title 25 of the U.S. Code)
  • Case Law                         
    • American Indian Law: Cases and Commentary. Knight KF8205.A757 2010
    • Landmark Indian Law Cases: LAW LIB F8204.5 .L36 2002 [print]; HeinOnline
    • Digest of American Indian Law: Cases and Chronology. LAW LIB KF8204.5.h65 1990
    • Native American Natural Resources Law: Cases and Materials. LAW LIB KF8210.N37 R69 2013
  • Administrative Law
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