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Indian & Tribal Law

Resources for researching federal Indian law and Native American tribal law.

Criminal Law


Tribal Law and Order Act

In response to the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111-211 tit. II, 124 Stat. 2258, 2261, some tribal courts are changing their criminal procedure and expanding their criminal jurisdiction. Resources include:

Violence Against Women Act

Elder Abuse

Lora A. Kalber, The Invisible Elder: The Plight of the Elder Native American, 3 Marquette Elder's Advisor 46 (2001), [journal site]

Justin Siegler, Injustice in Indian Country: The Need for a Serious Response to Native American Elder Abuse, 19 Elder L.J. 415 (2012), [journal site]


Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

Federal Overview​ 

Washington State Overview




State Tax Issues

Federal Tax Issues

For federal tax issues, see M. Christian Clark, Analytical Research Guide to Federal Indian Tax Law, 105 Law Libr. J. 505 (2013).