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Below are historical constitutions and legal materials digitized from the Law Library of Congress collection. For additional information, see the Indigenous Law Portal.

US New Southwest: Including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. See also the US New Southwest section of the Indigenous Law Portal.

Title Imprint Date LCCN Full Text
Constitution and by-laws of the San Carlos Apache Tribe Arizona 1936 36026225 PDF, 694KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Fort Bidwell Indian community of the Fort Bidwell reservation California 1936 36026262 PDF, 365KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe Nevada 1936 36026263 PDF, 782KB
Constitution and by-laws for the Tuolumne band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria California 1936 36026265 PDF, 431KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Nevada 1936 36026301 PDF, 391KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Pueblo of Santa Clara New Mexico 1936 36026302 PDF, 715KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Washoe tribe Nevada and California 1936 36026303 PDF, 579KB
Constitution and by-laws for the Upper Lake band of Pomo Indians of the Upper Lake Rancheria California 1936 36026313 PDF, 286KB
Constitution and by-laws for the Big Valley band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria California 1936 36026355 PDF, 366KB
Constitution and by-laws for the Me-Wuk Indian community of the Wilton Rancheria California 1936 36026356 PDF, 350KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Apache Tribe of the Mescalero reservation New Mexico 1936 36026435 PDF, 450KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Manchester band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester Rancheria California 1936 36026443 PDF, 349KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Shoshone-Paiute tribes of the Duck Valley reservation Nevada 1936 36026633 PDF, 805KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Gila River Pima-Maricopa Indian community, Arizona 1936 36026690 PDF, 659KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone tribe Nevada 1936 36026738 PDF, 923KB
Corporate charter of the Shoshone-Paiute tribes of the Duck Valley reservation Idaho and Nevada 1936 37026045 PDF, 329KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Southern Ute tribe of the Southern Ute reservation Colorado 1936 37026046 PDF, 527KB
Corporate charter of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone tribe of the Fort McDermitt Indian reservation Nevada 1937 37026148 PDF, 431KB
Corporate charter of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe of the Pyramid Lake reservation Nevada 1937 37026149 PDF, 345KB
Corporate charter of the Apache Tribe of the Mescalero reservation New Mexico 1937 37026161 PDF, 309KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache community Arizona 1937 37026189 PDF, 542KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Yavapai-Apache Indian community Arizona 1937 37026334 PDF, 377KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Hopi tribe Arizona 1937 37026339 PDF, 670KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Papago Tribe Arizona 1937 37026340 PDF, 535KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Quechan tribe of the Fort Yuma reservation California 1937 37026341 PDF, 694KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Ute Indian tribe of the Uintah and Ouray reservation Utah 1937 37026342 PDF, 994KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Covelo Indian community California 1937 37026414 PDF, 543KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Yerington Paiute tribe Nevada 1937 37026471 PDF, 448KB

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Title Imprint Date LCCN Full Text
Corporate charter of the Manchester band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester Rancheria California 1937 37026496 PDF, 332KB
Corporate charter of the Washoe tribe of the States of Nevada and California 1937 37026531 PDF, 342KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Walker River Paiute tribe of Nevada 1937 37026573 PDF, 838KB
Corporate charter of the Yerington Paiute tribe of the State of Nevada 1937 37026787 PDF, 350KB
Corporate charter of the Walker River Paiute tribe of the Walker River reservation Nevada 1937 37026894 PDF, 344KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe of the Jicarilla Apache Indian reservation New Mexico 1937 37028947 PDF, 406KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River reservation Arizona and California 1937 37028968 PDF, 986KB
Corporate charter of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe of the Jicarilla Apache Indian reservation New Mexico 1938 38026080 PDF, 288KB
Corporate charter of the Reno-Sparks Indian colony of the State of Nevada 1938 38026318 PDF, 384KB
Corporate charter of the Tuolumne band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria California 1938 38026377 PDF, 338KB
Corporate charter of the Covelo Indian community of the Round Valley Indian reservation California 1938 38026566 PDF, 384KB
Corporate charter of the Gila River Pima-Maricopa Indian community Arizona 1938 38026750 PDF, 407KB
Corporate charter of the Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache community Arizona 1938 38026857 PDF, 401KB
Corporate charter of the Ute Indian tribe of the Uintah and Ouray reservation Utah 1938 38026922 PDF, 344KB
Constitution and by-laws of the White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Indian reservation Arizona 1938 38026991 PDF, 505KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Te-Moak bands of Western Shoshone Indians Nevada 1938 39026062 PDF, 682KB
Constitution and by-laws for the Kashia band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria California 1939 36026357 PDF, 358KB
Corporate charter of the Southern Ute tribe, Colorado 1939 39026251 PDF, 353KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Hualapai Tribe of the Hualapai reservation Arizona 1939 39026606 PDF, 504KB
Corporate charter of the Te-Moak bands of Western Shoshone Indians of the State of Nevada 1939 39029315 PDF, 368KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Quartz Valley Indian community California 1939 39029361 PDF, 343KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai reservation Arizona 1939 40026116 PDF, 425KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Tule River Indian tribe California 1940 36026283 PDF, 819KB
Corporate charter of the Yomba Shoshone tribe of the Yomba reservation Nevada 1940 40029072 PDF, 341KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Yomba Shoshone tribe of the Yomba reservation Nevada 1940 40029073 PDF, 708KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Shivwits band of Paiute Indians of the Shivwits reservation Utah 1940 40029191 PDF, 509KB
Corporate charter of the Quartz Valley Indian community California 1940 40029216 PDF, 270KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Ute Mountain tribe of the Ute Mountain reservation Colorado, New Mexico, Utah 1940 41050289 PDF, 456KB

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Title Imprint Date LCCN Full Text
Corporate charter of the San Carlos Apache Tribe Arizona 1941 41050932 PDF, 313KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Confederated tribes of the Goshute reservation, Utah 1941 41050933 PDF, 655KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Duckwater Shoshone tribe of the Duckwater reservation Nevada 1941 41050935 PDF, 706KB
Corporate charter of the Duckwater Shoshone tribe of the Duckwater reservation, Nevada 1941 41050936 PDF, 325KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community, Arizona 1941 41050934 PDF, 234KB
Corporate charter of the Confederated tribes of the Goshute reservation Utah 1941 41051179 PDF, 335KB
Corporate charter of the Cachil Dehe of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian community 1942 42038471 PDF, 341KB
Corporate charter of the Big Valley band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria California 1942 42038525 PDF, 319KB
Corporate charter of the Shivwits band of Paiute Indians of the Shivwits reservation Utah 1942 42038555 PDF, 337KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Upper Lake Pomo Indian community 1942 42038589 PDF, 359KB
Corporate charter of the Upper Lake Pomo Indian community 1942 42038590 PDF, 279KB
Constitution and by-laws for the Cachil Dehe band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian community California 1942 42038591 PDF, 408KB
Corporate charter of the Hualapai Tribe of the Hualapai reservation, Arizona 1943 43050657 PDF, 297KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Moapa band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River reservation, Nevada 1943 43052070 PDF, 638KB
Corporate charter of the Moapa band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River reservation, Nevada 1943 43052238 PDF, 315KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Kanosh band of Paiute Indians of the Kanosh Indian community 1943 44040446 PDF, 370KB
Corporate charter of the Kanosh band of Paiute Indians of the Kanosh reservation Utah 1946 46026411 PDF, 315KB
A Constitution for Isleta Pueblo New Mexico 1950 50061142 PDF, 368KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico 1950 50061161 PDF, 868KB
Corporate charter of the Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai reservation, Arizona 1950 50061207 PDF, 321KB
Corporate charter of the Yavapai-Apache Indian community of the Camp Verde reservation Arizona 1950 50061209 PDF, 317KB
Amended Constitution and by-laws of the San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona 1957 57060872 PDF, 632KB
Amended Constitution and by-laws of the Hualapai Tribe of the Hualapai reservation Arizona 1957 57060935 PDF, 632KB
Amended Corporate charter of the Hualapai Tribe of the Hualapai reservation Arizona 1957 57060937 PDF, 296KB
Amended Corporate charter of the San Carlos Apache Tribe Arizona 1957 57062030 PDF, 289KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Agua Caliente band of Mission Indians California 1957 57062195 PDF, 367KB
Amended Constitution and by-laws of the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico 1959 59061731 PDF, 884KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Gila River Indian community, Arizona 1960 60064581 PDF, 903KB

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Last Updated: 06/09/2015