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Native American Law Guide: Federal Indian Law & Tribal Law Materials: Tribal Court Decisions

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

VersusLaw

After signing in, select Tribal Courts (on the left). Select the court(s) you wish to search, add your search terms at the bottom of the screen, and add a date restriction (optional). The following courts are included:

  • Chitimacha Tribal Court (LA)
  • Colville Confederated Tribes Court of Appeals (WA)
  • Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde (OR)
  • Coquille Tribal Court (OR)
  • Coushatta Tribal Court (LA)
  • Crow Court of Appeals (MT)
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (NC)
  • Fort McDowell Yavapai Tribal Court (AZ)
  • Fort Peck Tribal Court - Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes (MT)
  • Hopi Tribal Court (AZ)
  • Hualapai Tribal Nation (AZ)
  • Makah Tribal Court (WA)
  • Mashantucket Pequot (CT)
  • Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court (CT)
  • Mohegan Tribal Court (CT)
  • Navajo Nation Court (AZ)
  • Oneida Appeals Commission (WI)
  • Passamaquoddy Tribal Court (ME)
  • Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court (NY)
  • Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Court (LA)
  • Turtle Mountain Tribal Court (ND)

Other Online Case Resources

Lexis

Lexis tribal court documents may be accessed with a Lexis ID and password; you can search all available materials collectively here, or you can search by individual court using the links below:

Westlaw

Westlaw's American Tribal Law Reporter is accessible with a Westlaw ID and password, here.  Coverage includes tribal, appeals, and supreme court opinions from the following American tribal courts:

  • Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma (begins with 1997)
  • Cheyenne River Sioux (begins with 2001)
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (begins with 1997)
  • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (1997)
  • Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (begins with 1997)
  • Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (begins with 2006)
  • Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community (begins with 1999)
  • Coquille Indian Tribe (begins with 1999)
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (begins with 2000)
  • Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation (begins with 2001)
  • Fort Peck Tribes (begins with 1997)
  • Ho-Chunk Nation (begins with 1997)
  • Hopi Tribe (begins with 1997)
  • Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada (begins with 1997)
  • Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (2002)
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (begins with 1998)
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (begins with 1998)
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (begins with 1998)
  • Mohegan Tribe (begins with 1997)
  • Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (begins with 1997)
  • Navajo Nation (begins with 1997)
  • Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (begins with 1997)
  • Sac and Fox Nation (begins with 1998)
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (2007)
  • Swinomish Tribe (begins with 1990)
  • Tulalip Tribes (begins with 1997)
  • Yurok Tribe (begins with 1999)

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