Indigenous Governance Database
Developed by the University of Arizona as an online resource center for Indigenous people across the nation. Pulls together in one central location articles, case studies, videos and other resources focused on governance, sovereignty, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development.
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From the LexisNexis Classic Search Legal page, go to Area of Law - By Topic, then click on Native American Law.
Below is a selected list of sources. You must have a Lexis ID to access. The law school provides accounts for law students, law faculty and law staff only.
Native American law materials are not included in our academic subscription. We have access to only the following databases.
If you are searching for cases, you may use Topic 209 - Indians.
New Tower Reading Room book
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His name wasn’t Chestesr Nez. That was the English name he was assigned in kindergarten. And in boarding school at Fort Defiance, he was punished for speaking his native language, as the teachers sought to rid him of his culture and traditions. But discrimination didn’t stop Chester from answering the call to defend his country after Pearl Harbor, for the Navajo have always been warriors, and his upbringing on a New Mexico reservation gave him the strength—both physical and mental—to excel as a marine.
During World War II, the Japanese had managed to crack every code the United States used. But when the Marines turned to its Navajo recruits to develop and implement a secret military language, they created the only unbroken code in modern warfare—and helped assure victory for the United States over Japan in the South Pacific.
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
[Note: If you have a Lexis ID, you can get online access. See box to the left for direct link.]