Thanksgiving Week; Native American Month

Thanksgiving in an Academic Setting

Thanksgiving is a light work week in academic institutions, with no official business on Thursday or Friday and many folks departing Wednesday or earlier to join family or to otherwise take advantage of the holiday. Most of us have something or even many people and things for which to be thankful. We at the Marx Law Library wish the best possible Thanksgiving for you!

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month in the U.S. The timing is not coincidental: most of us learned some version of the meeting of Pilgrim refugees and Native Americans at what was to become Massachusetts while we were in elementary school. The subsequent history is fraught with violence and forced resettlement of American Indians. Controversy continues today, including a notable apparent voter suppression campaign in North Dakota for the 2018 mid-term election. Please take a look at the materials that Susan Boland has gathered in the library’s display area. Here is some of the information that Susan provides:

  • Total Native American and Alaskan Native population: 6.8 million
  • Ohio Native American population: 424,625 or 0.3% of the state’s residents.
  • Number of federally recognized American Indian tribes in 2018: 573
  • Number of federally recognized American Indian reservations in 2016: 326
  • Proportion of U.S. attorneys who are Native American: 1%.
  • Number of active Native American federal judges: 1
  • Number of Native Americans who entered law school in 2016: 187


Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, November 20th

  • How to Handle a Real Research Problem with Susan Boland and Ashley Russell
    • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 118
    • Lunch and Lexis Points Provided! Advance registration is required.


Featured Research Resources

  • Study Aids:Principles of Federal Indian Law online at West Academic and Mastering American Indian Law online at Lexis OverDrive.
  • Treatise: Cohn’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law available online on Lexis Advance.


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