We are excited to announce a new addition to our Indigenous Law Portal – Mexico! Thanks to the hard work of many interns, Jennifer, Tina, Jolande, Robert, and others around the Library, this completes the North American portion of the Indigenous Law Portal.
The Indigenous Law Portal, which debuted in July of 2014, combines historical information from the vast collections of the Library of Congress with current sources of tribal law from the tribes themselves. Since the portal’s debut with the continental United States, we have added content for Alaska and Canada. Our newest addition, Mexico, features 62 tribes in 18 states. A clickable map makes it easy to browse tribes by state boundaries, but you can also browse an alphabetical or regional index as well. In adding Mexico to the Portal, we discovered that there are several tribes with the same or similar names, owing to a long and complicated history within the region.
This is only the latest addition to the portal; there is more to come as we begin to explore Central and South America. Subscribe to In Custodia Legis for updates, because we will be adding new content throughout the coming year.