Integrating American Indian law and Native American political and legal traditions, this encyclopedia includes detailed descriptions of nearly two dozen Native American Nations' legal and political systems such as the Iroquois, Cherokee, Choctaw, Navajo, Cheyenne, Creek, Chickasaw, Comanche, Sioux, Pueblo, Mandan, Wyandot, Powhatan, Mikmaq, and Yakima. Although not an Indian law casebook, this work does contain outlines of many major Indian law cases, congressional acts, and treaties. It also contains profiles of individuals important to the evolution of Indian law. This work will be of interest to scholars in several fields, including law, Native American studies, American history, political science, anthropology, and sociology.
Federal Indian Law by Matthew Fletcher
Call Number: John E. Jaqua Law Library Open Reserve Room (KF8205 .F55 2016)
Publication Date: 2016
Fletcher's Hornbook on Federal Indian Law is a deep survey of the history and substantive law governing the relations between the three American sovereigns, federal, state, and tribal. Interwoven are issues of federalism, administrative law, constitutional rights, and international relations. This hornbook includes original research and novel analysis of foundational Supreme Court decisions and critical federal statutory schemes - the stories beyond the stories. In addition to delving into the origins and histories of cases and statutes, the hornbook analyzes modern Indian rights settlements, the international and comparative frontiers of Indian law, and the future of the field.
Injustice in Indian Country by Amy L. Casselman
Call Number: John E. Jaqua Law Library Floors 3rd - 4th (KIE3336 .C37 2016)
Publication Date: 2015
Living at the intersection of multiple identities in the United States can be dangerous. This is especially true for Native women who live on the more than 56 million acres that comprise America's Indian Country - the legal term for American Indian reservations and other land held in trust for Native people. Today, due to a complicated system of criminal jurisdiction, non-Native Americans can commit crimes against American Indians in much of Indian Country with virtual impunity. This has created what some call a modern day 'hunting ground'; in which Native women are specifically targeted by non-Native men for sexual violence. In this urgent and timely book, author Amy L. Casselman exposes the shameful truth of how the American government has systematically divested Native nations of the basic right to protect the people in their own communities.
Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies by Justin B. Richland; Sarah Deer
Call Number: John E. Jaqua Law Library Floors 3rd - 4th (KIE110 .R53 2016)
Publication Date: 2015
In clear and straightforward language, Justin B. Richland and Sarah Deer discuss the history and structure of tribal justice systems; the scope of criminal and civil jurisdictions; and the various means by which the integrity of tribal courts is maintained. This book is an indispensable resource for students, tribal leaders, and tribal communities interested in the complicated relationship between tribal, federal, and state law.
Indexes legal periodicals from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and other countries from 1982 to the present. Full text of some articles from 1994 to the present, and also links to articles available in HeinOnline.
Many of the indexed journals are also available in print at the John E. Jaqua Law Library. For indexing prior to 1982, select Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective.