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Engaging the Third Sovereign: The Nature, Reach, and Sources of Tribal Law

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Engaging the Third Sovereign: The Nature, Reach, and Sources of Tribal Law

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2015

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Wisconsin Lawyer, May 2015 at 47

Abstract

This article attempts to clarify some of the confusion surrounding tribal law, which, notably, is distinct from federal Indian law. Whereas federal Indian law concerns the relationship between federal, state, and tribal governments, tribal law is the law tribes develop and apply to their members and territories. This article explores the nature of tribal government, reviews tribes' complex relationships with federal and state governments, examines the reach of tribal law, and highlights available sources of tribal law.

Keywords

Native Americans
Indians
Legal Research
Tribal Law
Wisconsin