Huge Addition to American Indian Law Collection: Indian Tribal Codes

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Shannon Furtak

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New Content in the American Indian Law Collection

The 1981 and 1988 editions of Indian Tribal Codes: A Microfiche Collection of Indian Tribal Law Codes have recently been added to the American Indian Law Collection. Edited by Ralph Johnson, Susan Lupton, and Richard Davies, and published by the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington School of Law, this impressive collection contains nearly 30,000 pages of tribal law.

  1. Indian Tribal Codes: A Microfiche Collection, 1981 edition.
    Ralph W. Johnson, editor; Susan Lupton, associate editor. This edition contains sixty-nine tribal codes and an excellent introduction to and analysis of tribal codes.
  2. Indian Tribal Codes: A Microfiche Collection, 1988 edition.
    Ralph W. Johnson, editor; Richard Davies, associate editor. This work contains fifty-six tribal codes and constitutions, but is more extensive than the first edition. Introduction and analysis of tribal codes are provided, as well as indexes of specific subject codifications within individual codes. This edition updates, but does not replace, the 1981 edition.

Through HeinOnline’s database integration, users can now browse the code by edition or tribe. Select Indian Tribal Codes from the available subcollections on the database homepage and then choose the desired browsing option:

The two editions offer insight into the historical development of Indian tribal codes over time. Both editions include Tribal Constitutions and similar constitutional-type documents, and the updated 1988 edition also includes analyses of trends in coverage, enactments, and amendments of tribal codes since 1981.

About the American Indian Law Collection

Since the American revolution, American Indian law has evolved into a complex web of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence. This database contains more than 1,800 titles and 1.1 million pages of content related to American Indian law, including:

Notable works in the collection include:

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Due to the added tribal code content, the price for this collection will increase on September 1, 2017. Existing subscribers will not be affected by this price increase. Purchase this collection at its current price until September 1.

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