Law Library Introduces the Indigenous Collection

The Ross-Blakley Law Library staff was busy over the summer! One of our significant summer projects was an overhaul of what was previously known as the Indian Law Collection, which has been renamed the Indigenous Collection.

The name of the collection is not all that has changed. As part of the summer project, the Law Library staff worked to collocate all of the Law Library’s materials on the topic of Indigenous peoples, regardless of geography or secondary subject, into a single collection. This means that a number of books focused on Indigenous peoples and topics were moved from other parts of the Law Library into the Indigenous Collection. For those interested in the behinds-the-scenes work of a library, the overhaul also includes the reclassification of Indigenous legal materials using the new Library of Congress Law of Indigenous Peoples classification schedule.

The experience of using the Law Library’s Indigenous Collection will largely remain the same to researchers, as titles in the collection containing primary tribal law and secondary sources detailing state, federal, and tribal law will still be part of the collection.

If you are researching a topic related to Indigenous peoples, meet with a law librarian to get expert research guidance and insight.