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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.

American Indian Law Collection

HeinOnline's American Indian Law Collection is accessible across the UCLA campus (and off campus with a VPN).  It contains over 3,300 titles and more than 1.4 million pages relating to American Indian Law, including the following materials:

  • Native American treaties
  • Treaty related publications
  • Federal case law
  • Tribal codes
  • Constitutions
  • Jurisprudence
  • Scholarly articles
  • U.S. Code Title 25
  • CFR Title 25
  • Books and pamphlets
  • Bibliography
  • External resources

Indigenous Law Web Archive (Library of Congress)

Many governments, including Indigenous national, tribal and community governments, are transitioning from print to solely digital formats for publishing their laws.  The LOC's Law Library is working to collect and preserve these materials.  To further these collection and preservation aims, the Library has created the Indigenous Law Web Archive, a collection of constitutions, codes, executive orders, and court forms and information of sovereign Indigenous governments and courts of 578 federally recognized nations, communities, and tribes in the United States, as well as some Indigenous legal information from Canada, published online.

Indigenous Governance Database

Developed by the University of Arizona as an online resource center for Indigenous people across the nation.  It contains 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).


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.


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