Thursday, December 19, 2013

American Indian Constitutions

Jennifer Gonzalez, a Digital Library Technician in the Law Library of the Library of Congress' Digital Resources Division has written a guest post for In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress Blog which gives details of 428 Native American law documents which were recently added to Law.gov.

"In celebration of Native American History Month, we have just added 428 Native American documents containing constitutions, charters, and acts from the years 1830 to 1960 to Law.gov.   The collection contains two types of material: constitutions from the 1800s produced by the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek; and constitutions and charters drafted after the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act.  The latter includes laws produced by the Office of Indian Affairs of the United States Department of the Interior.  These materials are divided by region based on the new KI class designations: Arctic-AlaskaUS-Northeast AtlanticUS-North CentralUS-New SouthwestUS-Pacific Northwest, and US-South."

To read the full post, click here.

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