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.
Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
The Association on American Indian Affairs is a national Indian organization governed by an all-Native American Board of Directors. Their main focus is on areas that are vitally important but not adequately addressed by the government or other organizations and they provide national policy assistance as well as working on a grassroots level. Their work covers topics such as youth/education, cultural preservation, and sovereignty, and their website provides resourced related to these topics in addition to information about doing genealogy research.
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.
Government Resources for Native Americans
This official government website provides extensive information and resources about government services, including a list of federally recognized Indian tribes, legal and cultural resources for Native Americans and information about Native American housing programs.
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.
Indigenous Law Portal: United States
Created by the Library of Congress, the Indigenous Law Portal provides research reports, legal research guides, and links to other websites related to Indigenous populations in the United States. Databases include information on constitutions and treaties, finding legal periodicals, foreign, comparative and international laws, historical legal documents, legislative and statutory resources and more.
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 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 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.
Oklahoma Historical Society American Indian Records and Resources
This resource page from the Oklahoma Historical Society provides information about their Indian Archives Collection in addition to other resources. Holdings in the Archives include a variety of official documents and information relating to tribes in Indian and Oklahoma Territory. Other resources on this page include genealogy resources, as well as oral histories and information about tribes in Oklahoma today.
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.