Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota

Formerly known as the Devil's Lake Sioux. In Santee Sioux: Mni Wakan Oyate.

Tribal Code:

At tribe's website.

At NILL website. Table of Contents only.

See NILL catalog record for code.

Tribal Constitution:

At NILL website. Table of Contents only.

At Oklahoma Univerisity Law Center's website. (1946).
At the Library of Congress website. (1946).

See NILL catalog record for Constitution and Bylaws.

Tribal Court Opinions:

At Indian Law Reporter (not available online). Select cases. Search tip: search for the abbreviations: Spirit Lake Tr. Ct.; Spirit Lake Sx. Tr. Ct. Northern Plains. There are also cases through the Intertribal Court of Appeals. Search for the abbreviations: N. Plns. Intertr. Ct. App.; N. Plns. Inter-Tr. Ct. App.; N. Plains Intertr. Ct. App. See NILL's cumulative subject index of tribal court cases in the ILR.

Other Legal Materials:

See NILL catalog records for other tribe materials.

Contact Info


P.O. Box 359
Fort Totten, ND 58335
Phone: 701-766-4221
Fax: 701-766-4126

Tribal Court:


709 3rd Avenue
Fort Totten, ND 58335
P.O. Box 30
Fort Totten, ND 58335
Phone: 70-766-4244 or
Fax: 701-766-4776

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