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Restatement of the Law, Law of American Indians

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Brand: American Law Institute
Copyright: 2022-2023
Service #: 43083289
Sub #: 43083290
Pages: 680
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Restatement of the Law, Law of American Indians



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The subject matter of Restatement of the Law, Law of American Indians predates the birth of our nation. Some of the most important early decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States — including ones authored by Chief Justice John Marshall — deal with the Law of American Indians.

Tribes, along with the federal government and the states, are one of the three categories of sovereigns in the United States. Yet, for its first nine decades the Institute devoted little attention to this area, which is of both great intellectual and practical importance.

This Restatement has a broad reach. It consists of six Chapters:

  • Chapter 1 on Federal–Tribal Relations
  • Chapter 2 on Tribal Authority
  • Chapter 3 on State–Tribal Relations
  • Chapter 4 on Tribal Economic Development
  • Chapter 5 on Indian Country Criminal Jurisdiction
  • Chapter 6 on Natural Resources

The Restatement extends the ALI’s mission to clarifying and simplifying the law of American Indians.


  • Citations to relevant constitutional provisions and to federal and state statutes and cases
  • Tables of Cases and Statutes
  • Comments that thoroughly explain the background, rationale, and applicability of the black-letter provisions
  • Combination of clear black-letter provisions with extensive explanatory comments, clarifying illustrations, and detailed reporters notes
  • Reporters notes that document and discuss the sources for the black letter and comments, and provide a convenient basis for further research