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Print and Online Resources for Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law
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Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law 2012 ed. - Felix S. Cohen
Call Number: KF 8205 .A33 2012
ISBN: 0769855164
Publication Date: 2012
This is the foundational treatise on Federal Indian Law. It was was first published in 1940 as a government document written by Felix S. Cohen.

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American Indian Law in a Nutshell - William C Canby, Jr.
Call Number: KF 8205 .Z9 C36 2009
ISBN: 9780314195197
Publication Date: 2009
There is a massive body of federal Indian law. This book gives an overview and provides some of the general themes. Print is kept on Reserve.

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American Indian Law Deskbook, 4th ed. - Conference of Western Attorneys General
Call Number: KF 8205 .A76 2008
ISBN: 0870819259
Publication Date: 2008
This treatise is a collaborative product which covers much practical information involving state and tribal relations, The Deskbook provides readers with the neccessary historical and legal framework to understand the complexities faced by states, Indian tribes, and the federal government in Indian country


  • ebrary - digital library
    Consists of over 70,000 full-text e-books. As a starting point use "Indians of North America" as a subject term and focus for example with the subject term "Legal Status, Laws, Etc." When you create a free account you can create a bookshelf of your selections and you can download content to devices for 14 days.

Subject Headings for Searching in Online Library Catalog

Indians of North America (WITH A SUBHEADING)

   --Legal status, laws, etc.
   --Government relations
Politics and government        

Tribal government--United States

Indigenous peoples


    Reference Sources

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    American Indian Sovereignty and Law - Wade Davies (Editor); Richmond Clow (Editor)
    Call Number: KF 8201. A1 A44 2009
    ISBN: 0810862352
    Publication Date: 2009
    This bibliography of law review articles and books is arranged by topic and includes sources dealing with federal Indian policy, federal and tribal courts, criminal justice, tribal governance, religious freedoms, economic development, and numerous sub-topics related to tribal and individual rights.

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    Documents of United States Indian Policy (Third Edition) - Francis P. Prucha (Translator); Francis Prucha (Translator)
    Call Number: KF 8205 .D63 2000
    ISBN: 0803287623
    Publication Date: 2000
    This is a selective bibliography of major documents marking significant formulations of U.S. policy. Each is summarized and they are arranged in chronological order from 1783 to 2000.

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    Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law - Paul Finkelman (Editor); Tim Alan Garrison (Editor)
    Call Number: KF 8205 .E49 2009
    ISBN: 1933116986
    Publication Date: 2009
    Introductory essays trace the development of federal Indian policies from the days of the Continental Congress to the present, arranged A-Z. Covers people, policy, beliefs, law, military and culture.

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    The Encyclopedia of Native American Legal Tradition - Bruce E. Johansen; Charles R. Cloud (Foreword by)
    Call Number: KF 8204 .E53 1998
    ISBN: 0313301670
    Publication Date: 1998
    Emphasizes the contributions of traditional Native American political and legal systems in the development of American Indian Law and the political history of the United States.


    Case Books

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    Cases and Materials on Federal Indian Law, 6th ed. - Getches, David H. et. al.
    Call Number: KF 8204.5 G47 2011
    ISBN: 0314200371
    Publication Date: 2011

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    Landmark Indian Law Cases - National Indian Law Library Staff (Contribution by); U. S. Supreme Court Staff (Contribution by)
    Call Number: KF 8204.5 T67 2002
    ISBN: 0837701570
    Publication Date: 2002
    Cases selected by the National Indian Law Library of the Native American Rights Fund

    Aboriginal Legal Issues : Cases, Materials & Commentary, 4th ed. - Borrows, John J. and Leonard I. Rotman
    Call Number:{CKEY}&searchfield1=GENERA
    ISBN: 9780433409649
    Publication Date: LexisNexis : 2012
    Surveys most important issues in Canadian law concerning Aboriginal peoples.

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    Norman, OK 73019
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    Books on Federal Indian Law

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    Sovereignty, Colonialism, and the Future of Indigenous Nations - Robert O. Porter
    Call Number: KF 8205 .P64 2005
    ISBN: 0890893330
    Publication Date: 2005
    Discusses the interplay of legal, political, economic, and cultural factors that contribute to the debate surrounding the status of Indigenous nations and Native peoples in the United States.

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    The Rights of Indians and Tribes - Stephen Pevar
    Call Number: KF 8210 .C5 P48 2012
    ISBN: 0199795355
    Publication Date: 2012

    Bible of Federal Indian Law


    Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law, 2012 ed.
    Newark, NJ : LexisNexis, 2012
    KF 8205 .A33 2012

    Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law, 2005 ed.
    Newark, NJ : LexisNexis, 2005
    KF 8205 .A33 2005

    Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law
    Charlottesville, Va. : Michie : Bobbs-Merrill, 1982
    (First revision of original edition published in 1942)
    KF 8205 .A33 1982

    Addresses many changes in Indian law over the previous 40 years.

    Cohen, Felix S., 1907-1953
    Handbook of Federal Indian Law 
    Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1942


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