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Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: History, Culture & Law

An expansive archive of materials related to indigenous American life and law, including hundreds of treaties, tribal codes, constitutions, treaty-related publications, and more.







About the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Database

HeinOnline’s Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: History, Culture & Law was created from a desire to consolidate the wealth of material available on indigenous American life and law, and to share the tremendous influence that indigenous peoples and their cultures have had on the development of the United States of America. With more than 4,000 titles and 2.3 million pages, this library includes an expansive archive of historic materials. Included in the database are hundreds of treaties, treaty-related publications, tribal codes, constitutions, federal case law, government reports, scholarly works, and the entirety of Title 25 (Indians) of the U.S. Code and Code of Federal Regulations.

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Database Tools and Features

Indigenous Peoples Treaties

Find a comprehensive list of 418 treaties between the U.S. and indigenous peoples, 416 of which include full-text coverage. Browse or use the Indigenous Peoples Treaty Search Tool to bring up a specific document.

Indian tribal codes in American Indian Law Collection

Indian Tribal Codes

Peruse tens of thousands of pages of indigenous tribal codes with analyses of trends in coverage, enactments, and amendments. Learn more.


Access more than 25 related serial titles, including The Indian Law Reporter, an essential, comprehensive resource for anyone interested in Indigenous American law.

Indian Law Reporter in HeinOnline's American Indian Law Collection

Extensive Legislative Histories

Find nearly 50 legislative histories of acts relating to indigenous peoples of the Americas by publication title, public law number, or popular name.

Constitutions, Acts,
and By-Laws

Browse nearly a thousand works related to the constitutions and laws of indigenous tribes within this subcollection.

Numerous Related Works

Locate a compilation of landmark indigenous cases, congressional hearings, government reports, the Model Tribal Probate Code and more.

Special Thank You

We would like to give a special thanks to Susan Gualtier, Reference Librarian at Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, for her meticulous work in identifying the indigenous treaties in this database and their respective metadata points. Susan’s efforts have made this essential content available and easy to browse for subscribers.

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