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Arizona Tribal Law Sources
Sources for codes, constitutions, and cases for Arizona tribes: Ak-Chin Indian Community, Cocopah Tribe, Colorado River Tribe, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona, Gila River Indian Community, Havasupai, Hopi Tribe, Hualapai Tribe, Kaibab-Paiute Tribe, Navajo Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Quechan Tribe, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, San Carlos Apache Tribe, San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona, Tohono O’Odham Nation, Tonto Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Yavapai-Apache Nation, Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe

Bibliography of the English Colonial Treaties with the American Indians including a Synopsis of each Treaty
In the Indian Law collection at KF8202 2001. Also available on HeinOnline (on-campus or ASURITE).

Chief Washakie Foundation
A nonprofit organization that provides primary resource materials (treaties), online exhibits, photographs and oral histories pertaining to the history and culture of the Shoshone and Arapaho of central Wyoming on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Code of Federal Regulations
Codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. sources for the CFR:

Documents of American Indian Diplomacy: Treaties, Agreements, and Conventions, 1775-1979
Compiled by Vine Deloria and Raymond DeMallie. The collection supplements Kappler and includes treaties with states and foreign nations, intertribal compacts, and unratified treatiesAlso available as a NetLibrary e-book (on-campus or ASURITE).

Documents of United States Indian Policy
Edited by Francis Paul Prucha, this is a compact collection of more than 200 documents, including letters, cases, laws, and regulations that mark significant policy between Indians and the federal government. Available in print at the Law Library at KF8205 .D63 2000 Also available as an ebrary electronic book (on-campus or ASURITE).

Most current, but unofficial version of the Code of Federal Regulations from GPO Access.

Early American Indian Documents: Treaties and Laws, 1607-1789
Early American Indian Documents, Treaties & Laws is a twenty-volume set that includes the text of formal treaties between Native Americans and the Anglo-European colonial government, as well an array of documents which shed light on the treaties, including deeds of land sale, conference records, council minutes, and commissioners’ reports. The editors of the text have provided each document with a number and short title, as well as listed their source for the document. The final volume of the series is a master index and chronology.

Federal Native American Law - Westlaw
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This Westlaw database contains cases that relate to peoples native to the United States, from the U.S. Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, District Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Tax Court, Military Courts, and related federal and territorial courts.

Guide to American Indian Documents in the Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1899
By Steven L. Johnson. A project of the Institute for the Development of Indian Law. At the Law Library at Indian Law KF8201 .A1 J63.

Indian Claims Commission Annual Report
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Indian Claims Commission Series [Microform]
This series, including Decisions of the Commission, written expert testimony, transcripts of oral expert testimony, General Accounting Office reports, docket books, legislative history of the Indian Claims Commission Act of 1946, and indexes, is available in Law Microform cabinet 13.

Indian Claims Commission Series 1948-1978
Indian Claims Commission Decisions are available online from the Oklahoma State University Library digital collection and on HeinOnline. They are available in hard copy at United States. Indian Claims Commission. Decisions-Indian Claims Commission. Boulder, Co: Native American Rights Fund, 1973. For claims decided prior to the creation of the Commission in 1946 and subsequent to its dissolution in 1978, see:

Indian Law Reporter
The Indian Law Reporter is a print loose-leaf service, issued monthly, since 1974. It reports cases, usually in full-text, from federal, state, and tribal courts, as well as agency decisions. The Reporter is organized into eight sections: United States Supreme Court opinions and proceedings; United States Courts of Appeals opinions; United States District Court opinions; United States Court of Federal Claims; state court opinions; tribal court opinions; and miscellaneous proceedings, including U.S. Tax and Bankruptcy Court decisions, Interior Board of Indian Affairs decisions, and Interior Board of Land Appeals decisions. Each volume has a table of cases and topical index.

Indian Nation Archives: How to Build a Tribal Legal History
by Nancy Carol Carter. A step-by-step guide for finding the documents needed to build a tribal legal history.

Indian Rights Association Papers
The Indian Rights Association (IRA) was originally formed in 1882 to “bring about the complete civilization of the Indians and their admission to citizenship” through public influence and federal lobbying. Founded by non-Indian reformers and churchmen, the IRA sponsored legislation granting U.S. citizenship to American Indians. The group monitored and focused on American Indian civil rights, education, health care, and living accommodation through policies of acculturation to Indian independence. In Law Microform cabinet 24.

Indian Territory Reports
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A seven-volume set available electronically through HeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection that contains cases determined in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Indian Territory from 1900-1909.

John Collier Papers, 1922-1968
In 1923, John Collier founded the American Indian Defense Association, which sought to protect religious freedom and tribal property for Native Americans. He later served as commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1933 to 1945 and is best known for sponsoring the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act, which reversed the policies of assimilation and allotment and gave legal sanction to tribal landholdings. In Law Microform cabinet 24.

Kappler Revisited: An Index and Bibliographic Guide to American Indian Treaties
This guide seeks to address the limitations of Kappler’s Indian Affairs (specifically, its inconsistency in tribal name references, the omission of some early American Indian treaties, and the absence of participating tribes’ names in treaty titles). It provides narrative summaries, a more complete index of treaty participants, cross references to other printings of the treaty, and secondary source references. Available at the Law Library at Indian Law KF8203 2003.

Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
Commonly known as Kappler’s, Volume 2 covers treaties 1778-1883, while other volumes cover federal Indian laws from 1871-1970. Includes treaties not ratified. Available in print at the Law Library at Indian Law KF8203 1904. Also available online from HeinOnline and from the Oklahoma State University Library digital collection

Landmark Indian Law Cases
From the National Indian Law Library. Full text of 53 important U.S. Supreme Court cases with index by subject matter. Available in print at the Law Library at Indian Law KF8204.5 .L36 2002. Also available on HeinOnline

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
NAGPRA is a federal law passed in 1990. The Act provides a process for museums and federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items - human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony - to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. This National Park Service web site contains the law and various resources that relate to NAGPRA. A Ross-Blakley Law Library the NAGPRA Guide links to the Public Law, U.S. Code sections, legislative history documents and regulations.

Navajo Nation and State of Arizona Gaming Compact
Gaming compact between the Navajo Nation and the State of Arizona. The Arizona Department of Gaming CDRom includes original compact, amended compact, and appendices A-J including the Federal Register notices (digitized).

Northwest Intertribal Court System (NICS)
Provides an appellate court forum and appellate court opinions for Indian nations based in the Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest: Chehalis Confederated Tribes, Muckleshoot Tribe, Port Gamble SKlallam Tribe, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, Skokomish Tribal Nation, Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, and The Tulalip Tribes. This resource is also available in print in the Law Library.

Proquest Congressional
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Includes committee reports, House and Senate documents, committee prints, bills, the Congressional Record, rules of Congress, legislative histories, testimony, public laws, the United States Code, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, biographical and financial information about members of Congress, voting records, and articles from the National Journal and Congress Daily.

Treaties Between the United States and Native Americans
From the Yale Law School Avalon Project, a compilation of certain treaties between the United States and Native American tribes.

Tribal Court Clearinghouse
"The Tribal Court Clearinghouse ... strives to (1) provide extensive information and resources concerning tribal courts and other issues related to the enhancement of justice in Indian country directly on the Clearinghouse; (2) provide descriptive links to additional resources which will facilitate tribal court utilization of technological innovations and the vast information available on the Internet; and (3) foster and encourage the exchange of ideas and expertise between people working in tribal courts." Includes Tribal codes, constitutions, opinions, etc.

United States Code
Codification by subject of the general and permanent laws of the United States. Divided by broad subjects into 50 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives. Published every six years with annual cumulative supplements. Sources for the U.S. Code:

United States Statutes at Large
Official compilation of the laws of the federal government. Volume 7 covers Treaties between the United States and Indian Tribes 1778-1845. Treaties from 1846 to 1871 appear throughout volumes 9-16. Check individual volume indexes by tribal name and under: Indian Affairs; Indian Treaties; and Indian Department (Note that not all Indian treaties appear in the Statutes at Large series.) Sources for Statutes at Large:

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VersusLaw is an online legal research service that includes tribal opinions from over 20 Indian nations, including the Fort McDowell Yavapai, Hopi, and Navajo tribes in Arizona. It also has U.S. Supreme Court decisions from 1900, most U.S. Circuit Courts from 1930 (1941 for 9th circuit), and state court decisions (Arizona Supreme Court from 1930, and Arizona Courts of Appeals from 1965). Registration instructions for ASU law students and faculty.