1833 Indian Treaty and Other Native American Law Sources

On Sept 26th, On This Day in Wisconsin History reported:

On this date [in 1833], Indian tribes including the Ojibwe, Menominee, Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, Ottawa, and Sauk ceded land to the government, including areas around Milwaukee, especially to the south and east of the city. The ceded land included much of what is today John Michael Kohler and Terry Andrae State Parks.

This treaty, along with many other Indian treaties made with the US Government, appears in the United States Statutes at Large. For a copy of this treaty as it appears in volume 7 of the Statutes at Large, see the American Memory website. Go to page 431.
If you’d like to learn more about sources of tribal law, check out our guide to Native American Law & Legal Sources.
You may also be interested in reading ‘Whatever Tribal Precedent There May Be’: The (Un)Availability of Tribal Law available via SSRN.

This article explores the costs and benefits of publishing tribal law. Part I analyzes why tribal law is not more widely available; part II illustrates the benefits of making tribal law more accessible, and part III describes publication options for tribes. An appendix lists currently available tribal law collections.

Note also that at the next Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin meeting (Nov 12), Attorney Brian Pierson, Head of the Indian Nations Law Team at Godfrey & Kahn will giving an overview of Native American Law with emphasis on Wisconsin Tribes including the tribal court process, major laws and regulations, and big trends and issues affecting tribal law practice. Look for registration information on the LLAW website soon. Non-members are welcome.