November is Native American Heritage Month, and we would like to take this opportunity to discuss some of the incredible contributions that Native Americans have made to our daily life in the United States and to various cultures around the world. We would also like to highlight the wealth of material available in HeinOnline's American Indian Law Collection, and offer an unprecedented discount in order to give all of our customers the chance to acquire this valuable collection.
Native American Contributions
Indian governments served as models of federated representative democracy for Europeans and for American colonists; the United States Constitution borrowed many principles from the Iroquois Constitution.
Medical knowledge, including the fabrication of sophisticated surgical instruments and the treatment of fractures and dislocated bones, was prevalent in Native American culture. Their impressive knowledge of plants led to the ability to anesthetize and sedate people before performing surgery, in sharp contrast to their European counterparts. Additionally, some European colonists survived solely due to Native American teachings of survival methods and farming techniques.
Many states, cities, rivers, and more have names derived from American Indian words. Native Americans domesticated many edible plants, including corn, potatoes, pumpkins and avocados. Indians also developed cotton, rubber, and tobacco plants. American Indians are responsible for a plethora of amenities still extremely relevant today, such as chewing gum, freeze drying, chocolate, vanilla, popcorn, moccasins, camouflage, syringes, dental care, ball games, and parkas.
HeinOnline's American Indian Law Collection was created from a desire to consolidate the wealth of material available on American Indian Law, and to share the tremendous influence that Native Americans and their cultures have had on modern society.
Notable titles included in this collection:
- Interior Board of Indian Appeals
- Decisions of the Interior Board of Land Appeals
- Indian Claims Commission Decisions
- Decisions of the Department of the Interior in Cases Relating to Public Lands
- Statutory Compilation of the Indian Law Survey: A Compendium of Federal Laws and Treaties Relating to Indians, Pts. 1-46 (available online for the first time!)
- Indian Reorganization Act
- Opinions of the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior Relating to Indian Affairs
- Annual Report of the Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior
- Kappler's Indian Affairs Laws and Treaties
- American State Papers: Indian Affairs
- Landmark Indian Law Cases
- United States Tribal Courts Directory
The Constitution, Acts & By-Laws subcollection includes more than 300 works related to Constitutions and laws of American Indian tribes, such as:
- Constitution and Laws of the Cherokee Nation: Passed at Tahlequah
- Laws and Joint Resolutions of the National Council (multiple titles)
- Constitution and Laws of the Choctaw Nation (multiple titles)
The collection also includes subject-specific scholarly articles and compiled federal legislative histories, as well as Title 25 (Indians) for both the Code of Federal Regulations and the United States Code. Browse the content in HeinOnline's easy-to-use, familiar format:
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We will continue to expand this collection, with both new titles and updates to currently available material. Consider this four-year growth:
- In November of 2011, this collection contained 795 titles, 1,759 volumes, and 767,723 pages.
- Today, this collection contains 1,387 titles, 2,670 volumes, and nearly 1.1 million pages.
We'd like to make sure all of our users are able to afford this collection. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we will be offering an unprecedented 30% discount off of the list price. If you are not currently a subscriber, contact our marketing team today to request a quote or trial.