Began covering tribal court cases in 1983, with stated intention of having cases on diverse issues from geographically diverse courts.
Some tribal courts—e.g., those of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Nation, the Ho-Chunk Nation, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe—have many cases in almost every volume. Other tribal courts have only occasional cases in scattered volumes.
Note: the publication tends to run behind. For instance, our library received the july/August 2013 supplement in July 2017.
The set has no index of its own, but the National Indian Law Library posts a topical index to tribal court decisions in the Indian Law Reporter. You can browse by topic or search for keywords.
A second set of the Indian Law Reporter is in the Classified Stacks (1974-92) and the Clinical Law Program (1993-).
Commercial Online Services
Federal and state cases are available in online services such as Bloomberg Law (general federal case database), Lexis Advance (general federal case database), and Westlaw (Federal Native American Law Cases).