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Native American Studies: Online Resources

Native American Studies: Online Resources


American Indian Histories and Culture - American Indian Histories and Cultures depict early contacts between European settlers and American Indians and the subsequent political, social and cultural effects upon American Indian life. Manuscripts, artwork, rare printed books, photographs, and newspapers, tell both the historical and the personal stories of the colonization of the Americas. Continuing through to the modern era, and told against the backdrop of the 19th century expansion into the "Western Frontier" right through to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century, highlights both the myths and realities of the "Wild West" and American Indian cultural identity. An Adam Matthew Digital product.

American Indian History Online - Offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history through event and topic entries, biographies, images, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries. Features Tribe Index; Culture Area Index; Biographies; Events and Topics; Primary Sources, Image Gallery; Legends and more.

American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism Digital Archive - Collection of FBI files providing detailed information on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism. Formed in 1968, the American Indian Movement (AIM) expanded from its roots in Minnesota and broadened its political agenda to include a searching analysis of the nature of social injustice in America.

American Memory, Library of Congress - Excellent site for access to digitized primary sources and hard-to-find published works. Includes extensive collection of New Mexico and western materials. Using the "browse" screen, users can browse by subject, time period, format, or place.

American Philosophical Society, Native American Images - Collection of digitized Native American images, drawings made on Lewis and Clark's expedition, paintings by C.B.J.F. St. Memin, sketches by Titian Ramsay Peale, watercolors by James Otto Lewis, and more. The collection also includes photographs by anthropologists such as Franz Boas, Frank G. Speck, Elsie Clews Parson, and A. Irving Hallowell.

Bibliography of Native North Americans - From Human Relations Area Files (HRAF). An electronic publication that contains the citations from the cumulative eight volumes of the Ethnographic Bibliography of North America as well as additional new citations. Offered through Ebscohost.

EthnicNewsWatch and Ethnic NewsWatch History - Multidisciplinary, full text access to newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from ethnic and minority publications. ProQuest product.

Indigenous Digital Archive - Indigenus Digital Archives contains scanned documents from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Documents include Indian school enrollment records, superintendent reports, land and water rights records from southwest tribes - Pueblo, Navajo and Apache. Open access provided by IDA.

Native American Archives - This collection provides original historical documents pertaining to Native American history and life from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and other collections. Records include: Cherokee Indian Agency Records in Tennessee; Dawes Enrollment Cards and Dawes Packets from the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, and Seminole nations; Eastern Cherokee Applications; Guion Miller Roll of the Eastern Cherokee; Indian Census Rolls including Indian Schools and southwestern tribes; Photos from Rinehart Collection taken during the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition; and Ratified Indian Treaties made by U.S. Coverage: 1700s to mid 1900s.

North American Indian Drama -Contains 93 plays by 18 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Offered through Alexander Street Press.

North American Indian Thought and Culture -Contains over 119,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories.

Open Access Sources and Web Sites

Dawn of Nations Today -News publication by the Native-American Studies Dept., UNM

Institute of American Indian Arts - web site for IAIA in Santa Fe, NM

Institute of American Indian Arts Library - web site for IAIA Library

Native-American Studies Department (UNM)

Native Daughters - A collection of stories, profiles and multimedia projects about a diverse group of Native American women. They are healers and warriors, story tellers and law makers, leaders, environmentalists and artists.

Native Health Database (UNMH) - Contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. Provides information for the benefit, use, and education of organizations and individuals with an interest in health-related issues, programs, and initiatives.

General Online Databases -Use the links below to find more information in this subject area

Online Books and Catalogs
Online Video Resources
Journal / Magazine Article Databases
Newspaper Article Databases
Reference Databases