Indian law – the body of law dealing with American Indian tribes and their relationships to federal & state governments, private citizens, & each other

Indian law:

1. The body of law dealing with American Indian tribes and their relationships to federal and state governments, private citizens, & each other.

2. The laws of India. [1]

Indian Marriage, Adoption, and Divorce – subject to local laws and established customs. [2]

Tribal Court – a quasi-independent court composed of tribal members, usually situated on a reservation, varying in procedure according to local custom.

Tribal-Exhaustion Doctrine – the general principle that when an Indian tribal court has jurisdiction, the parties must pursue all remedies available under tribal law before turning to non-tribal courts. [1]

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

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