Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

Also known as: Big Jim and White Turkey Bands of the Shawnee Nation of American Indians

Tribal Code:

At Oklahoma University Law Center website.

At NILL website.

At WestlawNext ($$$). Database: ASTRIBE-TC.

See NILL catalog record for the code.

Tribal Constitution:

At tribe's website .

At NILL website. Amended 2010.

At WestlawNext ($$$). Database: ASTRIBE-TC.

See NILL catalog records for the constitution.

Tribal Court Opinions:

At WestlawNext ($$$). Oklahoma Tribal Court Reports. Opinions issued by one of the CFR or tribal courts in Oklahoma, including the tribal courts, Courts of Indian Appeals, and Courts of Indian Offenses. Coverage begins with 1979. Database: OKTRIB-CS.

Other Legal Materials:

See NILL catalog records for Absentee Shawnee v. State of Kansas case in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Contact Info


2025 South Gordon Cooper
Shawnee, OK 74801


Tribal Court:


2025 South Gordon Cooper
Tribal Courthouse - Building #3
Shawnee, OK 74801
405-275-4030 x120

Research Tools

United States Tribal Courts Directory. By A. Schwartz and M.J.B. Hunter.

Tiller's Guide to Indian Country: Economic Profiles of American Indian Reservations. Tiller Research, Inc. (see older version online at the Internet Archive)

Tribal Leaders Directory. (BIA)

Directories of Tribes and Alaska Native Villages. (NILL)

How to Build a Tribal Legal History. Indian Nation Archives