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Native American Law Guide: Federal Indian Law & Tribal Law Materials: Home

Covers both tribal law sources, including tribal constitutions, tribal codes and tribal court decisions, and federal law sources, including treaties.

Indigenous Governance Database

Developed by the University of Arizona as an online resource center for Indigenous people across the nation. Pulls together articles, case studies, videos and other resources focused on governance, sovereignty, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development.


Sign up for a free VersusLaw Law School account. VersusLaw includes a Tribal Court Decisions database (see next tab).

Sources on Lexis Advance

Below is a selected list of sources, for which you must have a Lexis ID to access. The law school provides accounts for law students, law faculty, and law staff only.

Westlaw Databases

To access Westlaw's Native American Law materials, click on the Practice Areas tab of the WestlawNext homepage, and then click on Native American Law.  Below is a description of these materials, along with a direct link.

Book in the Tower Reading Room

For a complete list of Tower Reading Room (TRR) books, see Note that only UCLA law students, faculty, and staff may check out books from the TRR.

Getting Started - Online Guides

The following online research guides are great places to start. Also see the books listed in the box below.

Getting Started - Print Sources

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Research Guide Articles