American Indian Studies 304: American Indian Law and Policy

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Reference Resources

Dictionaries | Encyclopedias

Subject words: indians dictionaries or indian dictionaries

Native Americans and the law [electronic resource] : a dictionary / Gary A. Sokolow.

Subject words: indians encyclopedias or indian encyclopedias

American Indian law deskbook / Conference of Western Attorneys General ; chair, editing committee, Joseph P. Mazurek, chief editors, Julie Wrend, Clay Smith. Niwot, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, c1998.
Location: Reference Room KF8205 .A76 1998
Documents of American Indian diplomacy : treaties, agreements, and conventions, 1775-1979 / [compiled by] Vine Deloria, Jr., and Raymond J. DeMallie ; with a foreword by Daniel K. Inouye. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1999. 2 v.
Location: Reference Room E98.E2 E52 1999 also available electronically from Netlibrary
The encyclopedia of Native American legal tradition / edited by Bruce Elliott Johansen ; foreword by Charles Riley Cloud. Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, c1998.
Location: Reference Room KF8204 .E53 1998
Encyclopedia of North American Indians / Frederick E. Hoxie, editor. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, c1996-
Location: Reference Room E76.2 .E53 1996;
The Gale encyclopedia of Native American tribes / edited by Sharon Malinowski ... [et al.]. Detroit : Gale, c1998
Location Reference Room E77 .G15 1998 v.1-4
Guide to American Indian documents in the Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1899 : a project of the Institute for the Development of Indian Law / Steven L. Johnson. New York : Clearwater Pub. Co., 1977
Location: Reference Room KF8201.A1 J63
Handbook of North American Indians / William C. Sturtevant, general editor. Washington : Smithsonian Institution : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1978-
Location: 2nd Floor and Reference Room E77 .H25

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World Cat, Melvyl and more! Key words: Indians and Law; Subject words: north american indians
Gambling on Indian reservations -- Law and legislation -- United States; Indians of North America -- Law and legislation -- California
Indians of North America Legal status, laws, etc.
-- See also Indians of North America Claims
-- See also Indians of North America Land tenure
-- See also Federal-Indian trust relationship
-- See also Federally recognized Indian tribes
-- See also Indian country (United States law)

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Periodicals/Journals: Indexes & Articles
Subject words: north american indians periodicals

Abstracts in Anthropology
Location: Reference Room Table 4 GN 1 A15 1980- ; v. 1-7, 4th Floor. Focus on American publications.
Anthropological Literature Plus
Anthropological Literature and Anthropological Index combined
Location: Internet

Full Text Articles

see also Databases by Subject: American Indian Studies

Academic Universe - Lexis Nexis
A wide variety of information including: articles from Newspapers, journals, law reviews, case law and more
AcademicSearch Elite (EbscoHost)
Full-text and citations from journals and magazines, may limit to only search full-text, within a specific date range and peer reviewed journals
"Complete electronic archive of all AAA journals through 2003 ... Current issues for 11 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications."
Ethnic News Watch (includes retrospective content)
Full-text database of selected newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press in the United States. Alternative to mainstream media so gives a different perspective
General OneFile (includes Expanded Academic ASAP InfoTrac)
Full-text and citations from journals and magazines, may limit to only search full-text, within a specific date range and refereed journals
Human Relations Area Files
Data and publications on a variety of cultures world-wide.
Location: Microfiche 4th Floor; Partially available on line through eHRAF.
JStor Journal Storage Project
Archival collection of scholarly articles from various academic displines, including Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Sociology, the most recent articles are at least 2-5 years old.
Sage Journals
Full text to over 460 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980
Location: Microfiche 4th Floor; Partially available online.
Search by People. List contains specific tribes and general term: Indians
Wiley Online Journals
Full text access to over 1,200 journals covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. Contains over 40 journals in anthropology and archaeology,
Charles D. Bernholz and Robert J. Weiner, Jr. "American Indian treaties in the State Courts:
A guide to treaty citations from opinions of the State Court systems.
The Government Information Quarterly
Volume 22, Issue 3, pages 440-488.
Available through Science Direct (Last viewed 05 October 2005)

Facts & Figures

Statistical Record of Native North Americans. Marlita A. Reddy, editor. Detroit : Gale, c1995.
Location: Reference Room E98.P76 S73 1995
American FactFinder Provides information based on the US Census; Subject Index: American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Data and Links
RAND California provides easy access to statistics about California; some databases cover the entire United States. (CSUN subscription; not available to all users) Suggestion: Statistics Summary, ... by race (U.S. State and County Population Statistics By Race and/or Age)
Location: Internet (subscription)

Internet Resources --Native Americans and Law

Department of the Interior. Indian Affairs
Kappler's Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
This site contains the fully searchable digitized text of all seven volumes from the original 1903-04 U.S Government Printing Office publication. Based at Oklahoma State University Library, these volumes contain U.S. government treaties with Native Americans from 1871-1970 as well as U.S. laws and executive orders. Information can be accessed from the table of contents, through the index of each volume, or by keyword search.

The University of Oklahoma Law Center Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project.
Housed at the University of Oklahoma Law Library, this project is a cooperative effort between the University of Oklahoma Law Center, the National Indian Law Library, and Native American tribes. The site provides access to constitutions, tribal codes, a digitized version of the Handbook of Federal Indian Law (1941) by Felix S. Cohen, documents of Indian land cessions, Indian Reorganization Act Era Constitutions and Charters, and many other resources for researchers of Native American legal issues.
Feather imageNational Indian Law Library (National American Rights Fund)
A public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law. It collects all resources specializing in legal practice materials which are essential for practitioners of Indian law, including books, pamphlets, federal government documents, state government documents, scholarly reports, journal articles, newspaper articles, student reports, and law reviews. NILL digital collection contains full text of primary and secondary resources.
Popular Names of Federal Native American Laws
Selected list of laws with links to U.S. codes (Center for Regulatory Effectiveness)
Location: See also Fedlaw by topic: Indian and Native American
US Code Collection: Indians
Legal Information Institute, Cornell University
For more information, contact Mary S. Woodley at 677-6302
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Last Updated: 06-Oct-2010