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Monday, January 25, 2016

New Native American Law Database

ProQuest Indian Claims Insight allows researchers to search Indian claims content in unprecedented ways including keyword, full text, docket number, and more.  Content includes decisions, transcripts, docket books, journals of the Indian Claims Commission, a judicial panel for relations between the U.S. Government and Native American tribes; and related statutes and congressional publications.

Content includes:

  • Pre-1948:  claims presented to Congress and/or brought before the Court of Claims;
  • 1948-1978:  Indian Claims Commission, including briefs, docket books, decisions, expert testimony, oral transcripts;
  • Post-1978:  Claims brought before the US Court of Claims (through 1982) and US Court of Federal Claims (through 2006); documents related to post-2006 settlement of claims; legislative histories and congressional publications directly related to Indian claims, including congressional publications indexed by docket numbers; important Supreme Court decisions; and maps.

ProQuest Indian Claims Insight is available at libraries on the U of M Twin Cities campus.  Remote access is available to U of M Twin Cities students, faculty and staff.

For more information on Indian Claims Insight, consult the ProQuest's LibGuide to Indian Claims Insight and ProQuest's Historical Overview of the Indian Claims process.

National Survey of State Laws, 7th ed. 2015 on HeinOnline

The new 7th edition of National Survey of State Laws is now available on HeinOnline. This award-winning publication is an excellent resource for comparative state law research. Search or browse state laws by broad categories, e.g. business and consumer laws or narrower topics, from abortion to wills.

In addition to the 7th edition, the 6th edition (2008) and the 5th edition (2005) are also available on HeinOnline allowing users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005, 2008 and 2015.

HeinOnline and the National Survey of State Laws is available from libraries on the U of M Twin Cities campus and remote access is available to U of M Twin Cities students, faculty and staff.