Drop by the Law Library to see the exhibit of Native American legal treatises donated to the Law Library by the Native American Law Students Association. Native American legal resources are also available electronically in the four databases and portals described below:
National Indian Law Library (NILL) of the Native American Rights Fund: This website publishes the Indian Law Bulletin, a current awareness service of new and emerging issues in Native American law in the three branches of the federal government, in state courts, and in legal scholarship. In addition, it maintains the Tribal Law Gateway, an amazing portal to the constitutions, tribal codes and tribal court decisions of Native American tribes throughout the United States. It also maintains helpful research guides to various topics in Native American law such as citizenship and border passage, sacred sites, water rights, and the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Lexis Advance: Felix Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, which is widely regarded as the definitive treatise or “bible” of Native American law, is available electronically on Lexis Advance. In addition, there is the database of Native American People’s Treaties, Ratified and Unratified, Board of Indian Appeals decisions, historical Native American Solicitor’s Opinions, and tribal cases and tribal codes for selective tribes.
Westlaw’s Native American Law Practice Area: Westlaw maintains a practice area with Native American treaties, federal cases, statutes and regulations concerning Native American law, the U.S. Department of Interior’s Board of Indian Appeals decisions, an enormous selection of tribal codes and tribal cases, and several Native American law treatises.
HeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection: This HeinOnline library contains books and treatises, tribal constitutions, tribal acts and by-laws, legislative histories, Title 25 of the United States Code, Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations, law journal and scholarly articles devoted to Native American law, as well as links to approximately 25 useful free websites.