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

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

Federal Law Sources Online

Government Documents

The below items are a sampling of available government publications in this area.  Researchers may locate additional publications within the U.S. Serial Set, Committee Prints, and GAO Reports.  Most document linked below are accessible through ProQuest Congressional, and you may find additional materials by searching the database directly.  For historical research, the LOC's American Memory is also helpful.

Native American Legal Materials Collection [microform]

The Native American Legal Materials (NALM) microfiche collection is a historical collection of laws, treaties, and law-related materials pertaining to Native Americans.  We have the set in microfiche at KF 8201 .A1 N38 (Law Library Microforms Room).

You can browse the titles online through our library catalog, review the print bibliography in the Stacks, or search Washburn's online finding tool.  A few titles are available online through LLMC.  See the links below.


Bureau of Indian Affairs Federal Adknowledgment Decision Compilation

Indian Claims Insight Guide


For current statutes relating to Native Americans, use the United States Code, which is available in the Law Library East Reading Room. You may start at Title 28 - Indians or use the general index.

Cases and Court Decisions

Online sources include:

Print sources in the law library are listed below:

Opinions of the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior Relating to Indian Affairs

Freely available online sources include:

For Lexis Advance Account Holders:

Print Sources in the Law Library are listed below:

Interior Board of Indian Appeals Decisions

Available online:

Print Sources:

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