Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
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Seven bands: Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the Lower Kootenai Band in Creston, B.C., the St. Mary's Band in Cranbrook, B.C., the Columbia Lake Band in Windermere, B.C., the Sushwap Band in Invermere, B.C., the Tobacco Plains Band in Grasmere, B.C. and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe in Elmo, Montana

Tribal Code:

None available.

Tribal Constitution:

At Library of Congress website. (1947)

At University of Oklahoma Law Library website. (1947)

See NILL catalog record for the constitution.

Tribal Court Opinions:

At Code Publishing website. Northwest Intertribal Court System. Tribal Court Appellate Opinions.

At Casemaker ($$$). Selected opinions of the Kootenai Tribal Court of Appeals. 1990.

At Indian Law Reporter (not available online). 1993, 1998. See NILL's cumulative subject index of tribal court cases in the ILR. (Abbreviations: Kootenai Ct. App.; Kootenai Tribe)

Other Legal Materials:

See NILL catalog records for other tribe materials.

Contact Info


PO Box 1269
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805

Research Tools

United States Tribal Courts Directory. By A. Schwartz and M.J.B. Hunter.

Tiller's Guide to Indian Country: Economic Profiles of American Indian Reservations. Tiller Research, Inc. (see older version online at the Internet Archive)

Tribal Leaders Directory. (BIA)

Directories of Tribes and Alaska Native Villages. (NILL)

How to Build a Tribal Legal History. Indian Nation Archives