“Native American Law” refers primarily to the body of law dealing with the status of United States Indian tribes and their relationship to other tribes, the states, and the federal government. These complex relationships are defined by treaties, statutes, executive orders, court decisions, and administrative actions.
This guide is intended as an introduction to legal materials available at the University of Wisconsin Law Library on Native Americans and other native peoples of the United States, such as Native Alaskans and Hawaiians. Because there are many shared concerns of Native Americans in the United States and Canada, references to some Canadian books and serials are included.
If you're looking for legal assistance related to an issue of Native American law, please see the National Indian Law Library's guide to Finding Legal Help.