American Indian Law Collection

American Indian Law Collection

With more than 2,000 titles unique to this collection and more than 1.2 million total pages dedicated to American Indian Law, this library includes an expansive archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence. This library also features rare compilations edited by Felix S. Cohen that have never before been accessible online.


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Indian Tribal Codes: A Microfiche Collection of Indian Tribal Law Codes, 1981 Edition and 1988 Edition

Professor John Ralph Johnson, Susan Lupton & Richard Davies, Editors

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.

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.