Indian Law Research Sources
Selected Articles on Indian Law Research
A Legal Practitioner's Guide to Indian and Tribal Law Research by Kelly Kunsch. American Indian Law Journal, vol. 5, p. 102-138 (2016).
Indian Law Research Tips -- Part I: Federal
Indian Law (revised in 2008) by National Indian Law Library.
Indian Law Research Tips -- Part II: Tribal Law
(revised in 2014) by National Indian Law Library.
Additional guides and articles on Indian research available at the National Indian Law Library. (Use askNILL to request copies.)
Selected Free Guides and Portals for Indian Law Research
NILL Indian Law Bulletins (National Indian Law Library) Research Indian law cases, U.S. legislation, scholarship, federal regulatory action and news using the custom Google search engine. Stay abreast of new legal develpoments with free weekly email updates.
NILL Tribal Law Gateway (National Indian Law Library) Provides access to tribal law. Research law and government with a focus on tribal codes/ordinances, and constitutions.
Researching Native American Law: Print and Online Resources for Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law by Marilyn Nicely. A research guide maintained by the University of Oklahoma Law Library.
Northeastern University Rights of Indigenous Peoples Research Guide Arizona State University Indian Law Portal Focus is on international law resources.
to Build a Tribal Legal History (Created by Nancy
Carol Carter. Professor of Law,
University of San Diego School of Law. Hosted on the NILL website.) Describes
a step-by-step process for finding the
documents needed to build a tribal legal
history. At each of the five steps, researchers
are guided to the most authoritative
electronic and print sources, offering
alternative sources when available.
to Law Online - Indigenous Law Portal (Library of Congress)
Links to texts, "commentary" publications, and agencies.
University of Washington, Gallagher Law Library Indian & Tribal Law Research
Modern Tribal Law (Library of Congress) Focus on print resources.
Arizona State University Indian Law Portal Links to book information and Internet resources with emphasis on Arizona tribes.
Law Library Portal - U.S. state and territorial law - Indian Nations and Tribes