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Collection Indigenous Law Web Archive

About this Collection

This is the Indigenous Law web archive of the Law Library of Congress. The Law Library collects and preserves primary law sources of Indigenous nations, which are sovereign governments by treaty with the United States. At the time this collection started, there are 578 tribes and 92 agencies. This archive includes constitutions of a number of sovereign nations, including Navajo Nation, Muscogee Nation, Cherokee Nation, Comanche Nation, Hopi Tribe, etc. and ordinances, Supreme Court papers, court rules and forms for criminal, civil and family courts, and wellness courts. Tribal executive orders, emergency orders, ordinances and legislation are included in this collection as well. Tribes, nations, bands, communities and rancherias do communicate with their citizens by social media and at times when that was the sole source of legal documentation, we have targeted social media sites for capture where possible. There may be information loss as a result of the challenges of archiving social media.

Collection Period: January 2019 to present (this is an ongoing archive).

Frequency of Collection: The majority of sites in the collection were targeted for capture monthly, with fewer targeted for capture quarterly, twice-yearly, yearly, or once.

Languages: Collection material in English, with Diné Bizaad (Navajo) Tsalagi (Cherokee), Mvskoke, Choctaw, Dakotah, and Ojibwe.

Acquisition Information: Sites have been added incrementally since the project began and will continue to be added as they are identified.