Source: (1995) Judicature 79(3):134-141.

This essay contends that Native-American tribal courts should be permitted to restore traditional forms of adjudication. Native-American justice attempts to reintegrate offenders into tribal society. Some tribes have made unique adaptations, and there are apparently general categories of developing tribal courts: the American model, the American-traditional hybrid model, the dual model, the traditional model, and the explorative or non-existent model. These approaches are laboratories for testing new directions for American jurisprudence.

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