The American Law Institute is developing a Restatement on the law of American Indians.
This Restatement will cement the foundational principles of American Indian law. Topics include federal/tribal relations, state/tribal relations, tribal jurisdiction and authority, and Indian Country business law.
This project is projected to include five Chapters. Chapter 1 (Federal–Tribal Relations) is partially approved; §§ 1 through 9 were approved at the 2015 Annual Meeting. The remaining Section of Chapter 1 and portions of Chapter 2 (Tribal Authority) and Chapter 4 (Tribal Economic Development) are drafted, but have not yet been approved. The remaining Chapters will be Tribal–State Relations and Indian Country Criminal Jurisdiction.
Discussion Drafts and Tentative drafts are available:
For more law journal articles, seach full-text databases in Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, or HeinOnline. Note that HeinOnline has much greater historical coverage. Bloomberg Law's coverage is briefer than Westlaw's or Lexis's.
For articles from history, sociology, economics, anthropology, or any other discipline that touches on Indian law, use UW Libraries Articles & Research Databases. To find relevant databases, start with UW Libraries Research Guides.
Any law review can have an article about Indian or tribal law. The following journals specialize in the area.
University of Washington Law School professor Ralph Johnson was a noted Indian law scholar and advocate. He founded the UW's Native American Law Center. A bibliography of his publications is here. A profile by David W. Getches is at 72 Wash. L. Rev. 995 (1997), available on HeinOnline (UW Restricted).