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American Indian Law

American Indian Law research is complex and challenging. This guide covers U.S. statutes, tribal codes, case law, and secondary sources.

Getting Started

Secondary sources have multiple uses and are a great place to begin your research--especially if you are unfamiliar with the topic. Secondary sources provide context, non-binding primary authority, and other foundational information and are the cornerstone of good legal research. There are several types of secondary sources and each source provides different forms of utility for your research. Legal encyclopedias, guides, and bibliographies often give novice researchers the broad context needed to begin their inquiry, while restatements, treatises, and legal journals provide information for more niche inquiries. 

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