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Native American Law

This is an introductory guide for anyone interested in researching current Native American Law or the history of the relationship between Native American tribes and the US government.


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Angela Hackstadt
Dewey Library 202
University at Albany

Global Resources

Native American Law or Tribal Law?

In the United States, federal laws that regulate, legislate, or otherwise impact Native Americans are referred to as Indian Law or Native American Law. This is distinct from Tribal Law, which refers to laws passed by individual tribes. See the Tribal Law and Government guide for more information.

Databases: Primary Legal Authority & Scholarship

U.S. Government Sources