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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 North Central: Comprising the area between the Great Lakes and the Rocky Mountains: the old Northwest Territory, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, michigan, and Wisconsin, and Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. See also the US North Central section of the Indigenous Law Portal.

Title Imprint Date LCCN Full Text
Constitution and by-laws for the Lower Brule Sioux tribe of the Lower Brule reservation 1935 36026036 PDF, 882KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Rosebud Sioux tribe South Dakota 1936 36026264 PDF, 732KB
Corporate charter of the Ponca tribe of Native Americans Nebraska 1936 37026016 PDF, 368KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Oglala Sioux tribe of the Pine Ridge reservation South Dakota 1936 36026224 PDF, 820KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe South Dakota 1936 36026282 PDF, 1.37MB
Constitution and by-laws of the Santee Sioux tribe of the Sioux Nation of the State of Nebraska 1936 36026444 PDF, 829KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Ponca tribe of Native Americans of Nebraska 1936 36026511 PDF, 748KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Winnebago tribe Winnebago reservation in the State of Nebraska 1936 36026512 PDF, 838KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Omaha tribe of Nebraska 1936 36026553 PDF, 735KB
Constitution and by-laws for the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe South Dakota 1936 36026668 PDF, 454KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Red Cliff band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Wisconsin 1936 36026692 PDF, 770KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Bad River band of the Lake Superior tribe of Chippewa Indians of the State of Wisconsin 1936 36026732 PDF, 858KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Minnesota Chippewa tribe Minnesota 1936 36026761 PDF, 613KB
Constitution and by-laws of the three affiliated tribes of the Fort Berthold reservation North Dakota 1936 36026809 PDF, 885KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Lower Sioux Indian community in Minnesota 1936 36026810 PDF, 815KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Prairie Island Indian community in Minnesota 1936 36026811 PDF, 823KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Hannahville Indian community Michigan 1936 36026899 PDF, 785KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Lac Du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin 1936 36026906 PDF, 716KB
Corporate charter of the Omaha tribe of Nebraska 1936 36026982 PDF, 340KB
Corporate charter of the Santee Sioux tribe of Nebraska 1936 36026985 PDF, 335KB
Corporate charter of the Winnebago tribe of Nebraska 1936 36026986 PDF, 336KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Bay Mills Indian community Michigan 1936 37026043 PDF, 494KB
Corporate charter of the Red Cliff band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Red Cliff reservation, Wisconsin 1936 37026044 PDF, 413KB
Corporate charter of the Lower Brule Sioux tribe South Dakota 1936 37026060 PDF, 342KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Keweenaw Bay Indian community Michigan 1937 37026393 PDF, 847KB
Corporate charter of the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe South Dakota 1937 37026415 PDF, 331KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Forest County Potawatomi community Wisconsin 1937 37026470 PDF, 381KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Oneida tribe of Indians of Wisconsin 1937 37026494 PDF, 412KB
Corporate charter of the Rosebud Sioux tribe of South Dakota 1937 37026495 PDF, 317KB

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Title Imprint Date LCCN Full Text
Constitution and by-laws for the Iowa tribe of Indians of the Iowa reservation in Nebraska and Kansas 1937 37026536 PDF, 351KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Sac and Fox tribe of Missouri of the Sac and Fox reservation in Kansas and Nebraska 1937 37026538 PDF, 353KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Kickapoo tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo reservation in Kansas 1937 37026572 PDF, 366KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe of Michigan 1937 37026682 PDF, 461KB
Corporate charter of the three affiliated tribes of the Fort Berthold reservation North Dakota 1937 37026786 PDF, 372KB
Corporate charter of the Oneida tribe of Indians of Wisconsin of the Oneida reservation 1937 37026893 PDF, 377KB
Corporate charter of the Iowa tribe of the Iowa reservation in Kansas and Nebraska 1937 37026946 PDF, 359KB
Corporate charter of the Kickapoo tribe of the Kickapoo reservation in Kansas 1937 37026947 PDF, 351KB
Corporate charter of the Lac Du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac Du Flambeau reservation Wisconsin 1937 37026948 PDF, 395KB
Corporate charter of the Sac and Fox tribe of Missouri of the Sac and Fox reservation in Kansas and Nebraska 1937 37026949 PDF, 414KB
Corporate charter of the Lower Sioux Indian community in Minnesota 1937 37028976 PDF, 352KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Sac and Fox tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa 1938 38026232 PDF, 700KB
Corporate charter of the Bay Mills Indian community Michigan 1938 38026306 PDF, 355KB
Corporate charter of the Keweenaw Bay Indian community of the L'Anse reservation Michigan 1938 38026307 PDF, 386KB
Corporate charter of the Minnesota Chippewa tribe of the Consolidated Chippewa Agency Minnesota 1938 38026308 PDF, 384KB
Corporate charter of the Prairie Island Indian community in the State of Minnesota 1938 38026329 PDF, 343KB
Corporate charter of the Forest County Potawatomi community Wisconsin 1938 38026342 PDF, 313KB
Corporate charter of the Hannahville Indian community Michigan 1938 38026409 PDF, 275KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Stockbridge Munsee community Wisconsin 1938 38026411 PDF, 393KB
Corporate charter of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe of the Isabella reservation of Michigan 1938 38026412 PDF, 355KB
Corporate charter of the Bad River band of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River reservation Wisconsin 1938 38026856 PDF, 361KB
Corporate charter of the Stockbridge Munsee community Wisconsin 1938 38026860 PDF, 364KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Sokaogon Chippewa community Minnesota 1939 39026379 PDF, 344KB
Corporate charter of the Sokaogon Chippewa community Wisconsin 1940 40029070 PDF, 350KB
Amendment--constitution and by-laws for the Lower Brule Sioux tribe of the Lower Brule reservation 1942 36026036 PDF, 184KB
Constitution and by-laws of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin 1943 43050812 PDF, 250KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Devils Lake Sioux tribe North Dakota 1957 57060911 PDF, 208KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux tribe South Dakota 1957 57060913 PDF, 355KB
Constitution and by-laws of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe of Fort Thompson South Dakota 1957 57060932 PDF, 794KB

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Last Updated: 06/09/2015