Native American Studies

Aboriginal Canada Portal
A gateway site for and about the aboriginal peoples of Canada. Includes a variety of topics ranging from social and economic issues to information on the cultural heritage of the various groups. Searchable by topic or geographic region.

Aboriginal Law and Legislation
A large selection of web sites offering legislative information from around the world, including UN Documents, court decisions, constitutions, and a link to Bill Henderson's Law Library.

Alaska Native Collections
Web site of the The Sharing Knowledge project showcases artifacts from the Indigenous communities of Alaska and northeast Siberia. Created and organized by the Arctic Studies Center (National Museum ofNational History) in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and the Anchorage Museum.

American Indian History Online
This database from Facts on File offers access to more than 500 Native American groups and more than 15,000 years of American Indian culture, history, and biographies. Includes a wealth of primary resource materials.

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest
Large digital collection including over 2,300 photographs and 7,700 pages of text relating to the American Indians of the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Coast and Plateau. Materials are drawn from the collections of the University of Washington Libraries, the Cheney Cowles Museum / Eastern Washington State Historical Society in Spokane, and the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. Part of the American Memory collection at the Library of Congress.

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Government web site offering links to tribal services, hot issues concerning Native Americans, trust responsibilities, area offices, reports, and tribal leaders.

Ethnologue of Native Americans in the United States
An alphabetical list of languages spoken by Native Americans in the United States.

Fourth World Documentation Project
Online access to the library of Fourth World documents and resources.

History of the American West
Digital collection containing over 30,000 photographs, from the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library. Most photographs date from 1860 and 1920 and cover subjects such as Colorado towns and landscape, mining in Colorado and the West, and the lives of Native Americans from more than forty tribes living west of the Mississippi River. From the American Memory collection at the Library of Congress.

Indian Law Materials
U.S. Constitution articles and U.S. Code excerpts plus other other Indian-related legal sites.

Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains
The site provides historical visual source materials on Plains Indian cultures. Organized by tribe, the images range from 1874 to 1954 (mostly photographs, but also sterographs, sketches and drawings). A collaborative project between univerisities, local museums and tribal groups in Montana.

Indians of North America
List of Federally Non-Recognized Tribes.

National Congress of American Indians
The site provides information on the NCAI and its more than 250 tribal government members as well as on the interaction of tribal governments with the federal legislative and executive branches.

National Museum of the American Indian
Information on events and exhibitions in the museum, resources and links and a virtual tour of the new museum that opened in September 2004.

Native American Rights Fund, National Indian Law Library

"A public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law," this resource from NARF is intended to  "develop and make accessible a unique and valuable collection of Indian law resources and other information relating to Native Americans ."

Native Americans: University of Virginia E-Texts
University of Virginia's e-text project containing late 19th and early 20th century works by Native Americans. Browse by chapter or download the entire book.

Native Americans and the Environment Web Site
An alphabetical list of sites dealing with environmental issues of special concern to Native Americans.

Native American Sites
Maintained by former librarian Lisa Mitten. Provides home pages of individual Native Americans and Nations, plus links to other related resources.

NativeWeb
Resources for indigenous cultures around the world.

Research Links on the WWW: Native American and Aboriginal Law
New England School of Law Library's list of links to resources on Native American and aboriginal law.

Storytellers: Native American Authors Online
Directory of contemporary Native American authors with listings of works by each author and critical references.

Supreme Court Review: American Indian Law
University of Oklahoma Law Center site containing recent cases brought before the Supreme Court, tribal codes, and Oklahoma Legal Indian Services publications.


Update 5/18/11