Source: (2005) In, Nielsen, Marianne O. and Zion, James W., editors, Navaja Nation Peacemaking. Living Traditional Justice. The University of Arizona Press. Tucson pp 29-40

In this essay, I would like to discuss the process of decision making in tribal courts. I will speak about the Navajo tribal courts because that is what I know. It is difficult to discuss the process without first discussing the history and the background from which the Navajo courts developed. (excerpt)