Resources by Topic | Indian Law Resources
See all of our tribal law materials at the NILL Tribal Law Gateway.
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- Laws: Codes & Ordinances
- Court Opinions
- Court Rules
- Compacts & Agreements
- Legal Histories
Basic Indian Law Research Tips -
David Selden, National Indian Law Library.
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Online Books & Treatises
Handbook of Federal Indian Law - (Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project, University of Oklahoma Law Library). By Felix S. Cohen (1945 edition).
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. - (Oklahoma State University) - The complete 7 volume set. Includes treaties and federal laws passed relating to Native Americans through January 13, 1971. Volume II is the treaties and executive orders volume. See also United States Statutes at Large in the "Federal Laws" resources web page.
Search the online catalog for law review articles:
The NILL catalog has records for hundreds of Native American law-related articles. Go to the Online Catalog
Using Advanced Search, Limit by Articles. Add keywords relevant to your research.
When available, the catalog provides links to full text law review articles available for free on the Internet. Contact a librarian for assistance.
Related Indian Law Bulletins
The library tracks law review and bar journal articles at its Indian Law Bulletins.
University of Oklahoma Law Center and Law Library - Native American Law Resources, including the American Indian Law Review and the Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project.
CELANEN: A Journal of Indigenous Governance - (Indigenous Governance Program, University of Victoria, Canada). The journal publishes articles about "... issues holding critical and timely relevance to Indigenous nations and their community goals" [from the Mission Statement].
Jurist: Legal Research, Law Reviews - (University of Pittsburgh). "...listings of all American law reviews that currently have a substantial presence on the Web, plus other information for law review authors, editors and readers."
Law Reviews on the Internet - (Findlaw).
Tribal Law Journal - (University of New Mexico School of Law).
The American Indian Law Journal - Seattle University School of Law
Native American Legal Materials Microfiche Collection Index - (Washburn University School of Law) - Index of the Law Library Microform Consortium's collection. This collection is an historical collection of laws, treaties, and law-related materials pertaining to Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimo, and Native Hawaiians). Provides subject and title access to bibliographic records of the documents in the collection. Documents can be requested from NILL and other libraries.
North American Indian Law: A Basic Bibliography - Compiled by Patrick S. O’Donnell, Department of Philosophy, Santa Barbara City College (2008).
American Indian Law Forum - (Delphi).
Native American Law eGroup - (Yahoo).
National Native American Bar Association - Offers a discussion list.