Native American Indian Law Research Guide: Wisconsin Indian Tribes
This guide provides an overview of selected Native American Indian law materials available at the Marquette University Eckstein Law Library and selected online materials pertaining to Native American Indian law.
This work explores Wisconsin's rich Native American tradition, including struggles over treaty rights and sovereignty issues. The book is based on the historical perspectives of the state's Native peoples and includes tribal histories of several Wisconsin tribes. The author uses oral tradition and tribal newspapers as sources for this book.
There are eleven federally-recognized Native American Indian tribes in Wisconsin:
In this Wisconsin Lawyer article, the authors survey the history of Indian tribes and summarize their governing status while discussing important court cases. Contact information for Wisconsin tribal courts is also provided. Wisconsin Lawyer is available in the Marquette Law Library's collection.
This manual is an educational tool for those working with the tribal governments in Wisconsin. It provides an overview of issues affecting the tribes in Wisconsin. The manual is divided into two sections. The first section provides a general overview of the tribes as well as statistics, economic impact, gaming, revenue and legal issues. The second section provides detailed information on each of the 11 tribes in Wisconsin.
On February 27, 2004, Executive Order #39 was issued, recognizing the sovereignty of the tribal governments in Wisconsin. To carry out the order, the State-Tribal Consultation Initiative was established. The program is aimed at increasing ties between state agencies and tribal governments.