Native American Law Treatises
American Indian Law in a Nutshell
William C. Canby, Jr
This study aid provides a useful historical overview of federal Indian law and policy. There is extensive coverage of criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian territory. Taxation and regulation, Indian gaming, and rights related to water, hunting and fishing are also outlined.
American Indian Tribal Law
Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Everything from tribal constitutions to regulatory systems in tribal law are covered in this comprehensive treatise. Sections include Tribal Justice Systems, Tribal Membership, Tribal Elections, Civil Rights and Criminal Law and Procedure.
Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law
Described as "the single most important work in the field," this classic text treats the historical development of Indian policy, the tribal-federal relationship, principles of interpretation and issues such as civil rights, natural resources and tribal property. This one-volume treatise is updated by pocket parts every other year.
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The Rights of Indians and Tribes
Stephen L. Pevar
Easy question and answer format make this treatise a helpful starting point for all questions about tribal law. Everything from Indian treaties to Indian Civil Rights to Indian Child Welfare is covered in this treatise.