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American Indian Law

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

Selected Research Guides

Nancy Carol Carter, American Indian Law: Research and Sources, 4 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 5 (1985).

Nancy Carol Carter, American Indian Tribal Governments, Law, and Courts, 18 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 7 (2000).

Nancy Carol Carter, The Special Case of Alaska: Native Law and Research, 22 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 11 (2003). 

John W. Gillingham, Pathfinder: Tribal, Federal, and State Court  Subject Matter Jurisdictional Bounds: Suits Involving Native American Interests, 18 American Indian Law Review 73 (1993).

Penny A Hazelton, et al., Washington Legal Researcher’s Deskbook (3d ed. 2002).

Joe Leavengood, Finding the Law on the Rez: An Overview of Researching Indian Law in Idaho and on the Internet, The Advocate, Official Publication of the Idaho State Bar, March 2003, at 28. 

Robert J. McCarty, Native Justice: A Look at Tribal Court Jurisdiction in Washington State, Washington State Bar News, August 1999, at 38. 

Supreme Court of Oklahoma, Sovereignty Symposium 16: 2003: From Sacagawea to Space. Oklahoma City, Okla., Supreme Court of Oklahoma (2003).

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