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Getting Started with Your Research

This guide will help you get started with your research on legal issues relating to Native Americans, Alaska Natives and other peoples indigenous to North America. You may also want to look at our Indigenous People's Rights guide as well.


Subject Headings

These Library of Congress Subject Headings can be used in HOLLIS to identify works on these topics:

  • Federally recognized Indian tribes
  • Indian courts -- United States
  • Indians of North America -- Politics and government
  • Indians of North America -- Government relations
  • Indians of North America -- Law and legislation
  • Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Self-determination, National -- United States


Examples using name of a specific tribe (tip: try using this format for other tribes as well):

  • Navajo courts
  • Navajo Indians -- Law and legislation.
  • Navajo Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Navajo law
  • Navajo Nation

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