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Native American Law Research Guide

This guide includes a selection of legal, governmental, and public policy resources in various formats on Native American law.


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Treaties Collections

Indian Affairs. Laws and Treaties Volume II: Treaties
Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, this historically significant, seven volume compilation contains U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. The volumes cover U.S. Government treaties with Native Americans from 1778-1883 (Volume II) and U.S. laws and executive orders concerning Native Americans from 1871-1970 (Volumes I, III-VII).

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Treaties Collections and Treaty Related Publications (HeinOnline)
The treaties collection contains a large number of treaties from 1722-1883 and consists of scans from the Statutes at Large, Indian Affairs Laws and Treaties, and collections of colonial-era documents. Treaty Related Publications contains a plethora of primary and secondary sources. 


Native Lands Map and Treaties is a resource produced by Native Land Digital, a not-for-profit striving to enhance "the visibility and strength of indigenous history, narratives that combat colonialism, and education initiatives." is a web based resource that provides a map of original oc