Troublesome Aspects of Western Influences on Tribal Justice Systems and Laws by Alex Tallchief Skibine provides readers with an overview of the colonial process by which tribal written law resembles the legal structures of the states and the federal government. Skibine's article highlights why and how tribal court systems have been influenced by western law, as well as the problems associated with the integration of tribal justice systems into the U.S. political system.
Tallchief Skibine, Alex. "Troublesome Aspects of Western Influences on Tribal Justice Systems and Laws." Tribal Law Journal 1, 1 (2001). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/tlj/vol1/iss1/6