Resources

Thomas Law Resources

United States Code

  • 25 USC – Indians (This link also includes a downloadable zip file with the complete code searchable when opened for quick locating of various statutes)
  • 25 USC 415 (Updated to include HEARTH Act of 2012)

Code of Federal Regulations

  • 25 CFR 84 – Encumbrances of Tribal Land, Contract Approvals
  • 25 CFR 150 – Land Records and Title Documents
  • 25 CFR 151 – Land Acquisitions
  • 25 CFR 152 – Issuances of Patents in Fee, Certificates of Compententcy, Removal of Restrictions, and Sale of Certain Indian Lands
  • 25 CFR 162 – Leases and Permits: These regulations were updated January 7, 2013, to reflect the final publication of revised regulations. Effective: January 4, 2013. See here.
  • 25 CFR 166 – Grazing Permits (Trespassing 166.800)
  • 25 CFR 169 – Rights-of-Ways Over Indian Lands
  • 25 CFR 211 – Leasing of Tribal Lands for Mineral Development
  • 25 CFR 212 – Leasing of Allotted Lands for Mineral Development

Bureau of Indian Affairs Real Estate Services Handbooks

Other Bureau of Indian Affairs Documents

Oil & Gas Resources

Articles or Papers on Issues

Leasing, Law and Land Tenure: Measuring the Impact of the Long-Term Leasing Act of 1955 on Indian Land Holdings by Dustin Frye, University of Colorado, Boulder, December 11, 2012 (Article about 25 U.S.C. 415)

Development’s victim or its beneficiary?: the impact of oil and gas development on the fort berthold indian reservation , by Raymond cross