Our Collection

The National Indian Law Library Collection Development Policy is intended to serve as a guide to the acquisition and retention of materials and as a plan for development of the collections of the National Indian Law Library. The policy is based on the needs of our public patrons.

The National Indian Law Library collection includes:

  • Tribal self-governance documents including tribal constitutions, codes, ordinances, charters, bylaws and intergovernmental agreements
  • Legal pleadings from important Indian law cases
  • Indian law treatises, case law reporters, handbooks, and manuals
  • Native American Rights Fund publications
  • Federal legislative history documents relating to Indian law including statutes, congressional hearings and reports
  • American Indian treaties
  • Federal administrative documents relating to Indian law
  • Tribal and Indian law-related newsletters, newspapers and periodicals
  • A basic collection of general reference and historical/cultural books on Native Americans


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