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American Indian Law Research Guide: Start Here

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American Indian Law Collection from HeinOnline

  • With more than 1,000 titles and 1,000,000 pages dedicated to American Indian Law, this collection includes an archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, legislative histories, and scholarly articles. 

IDA Treaties Explorer from the National Archives, the Indigenous Digital Archive, and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

  • While treaties between Indigenous peoples and the United States affect virtually every area in the USA, there is as yet no official list of all the treaties. This website provides 374 of the treaties, where they are known as the Ratified Indian Treaties. 

Indigenous Law Portal from the Law Library of Congress

  • Includes a very useful list of tribes by state and with links to tribal codes and constitutions. 

Native American Law - Online Research Guides  

  • A selection of Federal Indian and Tribal law research guides from the National Indian Law Library.

Reference Sources Available at the Boley Law Library

American Indian Law Deskbook, (Conference of Western Attorneys General) Thomson Reuters, 2014- . Boley Law Library Call Number: KF8205.A765 

Encyclopedia of Native American Legal Tradition, Greenwood Press, 1998. Boley Law Library Call Number: KIE3 .E53 1998 

Felix S. Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law. Michie, 1982. Boley Law Library Call Number: Reserve, KF8205 .C6 1982. 

United States Tribal Courts Directory, 2011. Boley Law Library Call Number: Ref  KF8224 .C6 S39 2011

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