This guide will highlight the print and online resources we have available at BC Law. In addition, it will list publicly available resources, such as websites, that may provide background and context for your Native American research.
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.
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.
Personal passwords are restricted by our contract to currently enrolled law students and law faculty only.
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.