The focus of this guide is to provide a broad overview of resources available to researchers of Federal Indian, tribal, and indigenous peoples law issues. Tribal law is notably distinct from federal Indian law. Federal Indian law concerns the relationship between federal, state, and tribal governments, while tribal law is the law tribes develop and apply to their members and territories.
Because many of the resources available to research Federal Indian law are similar to the resources used to research other areas of the law, less emphasis is placed on Federal Indian Law research.
While some detail is provided, users of the guide should remember that this guide is introductory in nature and focuses primarily on more widely available electronic resources and resources available at the University of Oklahoma Donald E. Pray Law Library.
Subject Headings for Searching in Online Library Catalog
Indians of North America(WITH A SUBHEADING)
--Legal status, laws, etc. --Government relations --Politics and government
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.
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.
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.
The history and politics of American Indians' unique constitutional status from a renowned scholar. Few Americans know that Indian tribes have a legal status unique among America's distinct racial and ethnic groups: They are also sovereign governments that engage in governmental relations with Congress.