Selected American Indian Studies Websites

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Selected American Indian Studies Websites

American Indian and Alaska Native Populations
A compilation of demographic information prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau, including data tables on social and economic characteristic, housing, and historical trends. Includes a directory of tribal leaders and a list of Federally-recognized tribes, with links to tribal government websites.

American Indian Library Association Resources
A comprehensive list of websites, library projects, bibliographies, and online articles pertaining to American Indian culture, history, and activism.

Bureau of Indian Affairs
The official site of Bureau of Indian Affairs of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) provides information on a variety of topics, including BIA history, a directory of tribal leaders, and links to information about Native American ancestry and genealogical research.

Electronic Texts on Native AmericansUniversity of Virginia Libraries
Search full text historical documents on Native American issues.

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
An extensive and well-organized index of Native American resources on the Web including Native American nations, culture, history, health, law/government, education, art, and archaeology. In addition, it includes links to books, music, film and video, gaming resources, activist sites, and electronic texts. Also includes a collection of links to "Teacher's Resources."

Indians of the Midwest
This website, assembled by Native and non-Native scholars affiliated with the McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at Chicago’s Newberry Library, provides both historical and contemporary information about tribes in the region. Photos, videos, maps, and interactive timelines illustrate the text, which covers topics such as land, treaties, economy, identity, and stereotypes. Each section contains a "How We Know" page that links to additional resources. The site also features an "Ask A Question" page where readers can submit their own questions and read the author-generated responses to previous submissions.

Lakota/Dakota Bibliography (Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Creighton University)
This website is a project of Rev. Raymond A. Bucko, S.J., a Jesuit professor at Creighton University. The bibliography is biased towards Native Christianity among the Lakota and Dakota (Sioux), but there are a wide variety of other references about Lakota/Dakota culture and religion.

National Congress of American Indians Resources
The NCAI Resource Library offers a wide array of searchable resources which include resolutions, testimony and speeches, policy papers, and legal filings.

National Indian Law Library (Native American Rights Fund)
The National Indian Law Library (NILL) is the only comprehensive collection of past and present Tribal governmental documents, and literature about Native legal issues. When searching their catalog, use the global keyword or Indian tribe search options for best results. 

National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institute)
On the National Museum of the American Indian's (NMAI) Search the Collections by Object Specifics page, look in the “Type of Item” menu for the Ceremonial/Ritual items category to browse museum collections objects with ceremonial/ritual significance. Includes pictures. 

Native American Authors
This site provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal web sites.

Native American Children's and Young Adult Literature 
A collection of print and web-based resources pertaining to children's literature.

Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
This project is a cooperative effort among the University of Oklahoma Law Center, the National Indian Law Library (NILL), and Native American tribes providing access to the constitutions, tribal codes, and other legal documents. It offers the user access to charters, codes, constitutions, Indian land titles, Supreme Court documents, and other related texts.

Native American House @ UIUC
The Native American House strives to develop interdisciplinary teaching and research, host culturally enriching programs and provide essential student services that highlight the diversity of cultures and histories of Native individuals, communities and nations.

Native American Studies: Library Resources
A guide to finding resources on Native Americans across the UIUC library system. Includes search tips for the online catalog and databases, bibliographies of selected books, newspaper, microfilm and videos in UIUC collections, and links to related online resources.

NativeWeb
NativeWeb was desgned to serve as a virtual community center. The goals of the site include disseminating information from and about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations; fostering communication between native and non-native peoples; and providing resources, mentoring, and services to facilitate indigenous peoples' use of information technology.

Sacred Texts -- Native American Religions
A volunteer run site collecting sacred texts from traditions around the globe. The Native American Religions site takes a respectful approach and lists historical texts and ethnographic accounts by culture group.