N. Bruce Duthu

Academic Appointments
  • Samson Occum Professor

  • Chair, Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies

  • Faculty Director, Tribal Service Project


37 N. Main Street, Room 304
HB 6152


Native American & Indigenous Studies


The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding


Dean of Faculty


  • B.A. Dartmouth College
  • J.D. Loyola University New Orleans

Selected Publications

  • Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism (Oxford University Press 2013).

  • American Indians and the Law (2008).

  • "Commentary: Reconciling Our Memories in Order to Re-envision Our Future," in Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts , C Bell and D Kahane (eds.), (2004) 232-237.

  • "Incorporative Discourse in Federal Indian Law: Negotiating Tribal Sovereignty Through the Lens of Native American Literature," Harvard Human Rights Journal , 13 (2000) 141-190.

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Works In Progress

Examining political pluralism in the context of tribal authority in criminal matters for reservation-based offenses