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In American Indian Law in a Nutshell, Justice William C. Canby, Jr. defines "Indian Law" as "dealing with the status of the Indian tribes and their special relationship to the federal government, with all the attendant consequences for the tribes and their members, the states and their citizens, and the federal government."  


    Critical Resource for American Indian Law

    Often considered the "bible" on Indian Law, Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law is available in print in the Charlotte School of Law Library and electronically through Lexis Advance.

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    Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law - Felix S. Cohen
    Call Number: KF8205 .C6 2012
    ISBN: 0769855164

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    Below is a list of the main Library of Congress Subject Headings that relate to Indian Law:

    Indians of North America

    Indians of North America - Legal status, laws, etc.

    Indians of North America - Government relations

    Indians of North America - Politics and government

    Indians of North America - Claims

    Tribal government--United States

    Gambling on Indian Reservations - Law and legislations

    Indigenous peoples


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      DiFelice, B. (2015). Indian treaties: A bibliography. Law Library Journal, 107(2), 241-258.


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