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Useful Web Sites for Tribal Libraries

Updated 30 April 2001.

Welcome. Below are links useful to librarians and other providers of information who serve North American Indian populations. Please email your comments and questions regarding this site to Elaine Cubbins, MA-IRLS at


- American Native Press Archives
Since 1983, " . . .collecting and archiving the products of the Native press and materials related to Native press history, collecting and documenting works of Native writers, and constructing bibliographic guides to Native writing and publishing."

- The Angie Debo Papers, OSU Library Online
Physically located at Oklahoma State University, Edmon Low Library, Stillwater, OK

- Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures Archives (1977-87)

- CLIO -- The National Archives Information Server
CLIO provides information for accessing U.S. archived Federal Records. The Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States (NARA) details the organizational scheme of the documents, their locations, and access procedures. The Introduction to the online gopher listing for this site explains how documents are organized, and reading it is strongly recommended prior to spending time and resources searching the Indexes. NARA records are organized by the originating agency and further arranged based upon the agency's filing system. Try different search terms to find information. For instance, the general term "Indian claims" brought up documents in six different record groups; variations on this search term could bring up records in additional record groups. The following are examples of record groups:

RG 75 Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

RG 279 Records of the Indian Claims Commission

RG 513 Records of the Indian Health Service

- National Archives and Records Administration (The Genealogy Page): American Indians: A Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm Publications

- Native American Women Playwrights Archive

- South Dakota State Historical Society: State Archives American Indian Resources
Manuscript holdings, photographs, and the Indian Archives Project.

- Tribal Historical Research Center: Oglala Lakota College Archives

Associations and Institutes

- American Indian Library Association

- American Library Association

- National Indian Education Association

- Native American Archives Coalition

- Te Ropu Whakahau: Maori Library and Information Workers Association

- The Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute


- American Indians on Film & Video: Documentaries in the Library of Congress
Compiled by Jennifer Brathovde

- Bibliographic Guide to Documents Scattered Throughout the U.S. Code Relating to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians

- Bibliographies of Northern and Central California Indians

- ERIC/EECE Resource List - Native Americans: Recommended Books and Resources

- Health of Native People of North America: An Annotated Mediagraphy, Part I (1993) and Health of Native People of North America: An Annotated Mediagraphy, Part II (1998)
These mediagraphies are published online courtesy of the MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship. The site allows a keyword database search for other articles and mediagraphies relating to Indian peoples.

- Makah/Nootka Bibliography
Provided by the Makah Nation with the note that not all materials contain accurate information.

- Native Americans in Film and Television

- NativeWeb Reference Material: Bibliographies, Dictionaries, and Maps
Direct linking to items, or full-text document search.

- New Indian Books received at the University of Pittsburg's Hillman library. Monthly bibliographies begin March 1994.

- A Professional Development Bibliography for Librarians Serving American Indians

- University of Arizona American Indian Studies General Reading List

Book Reviews

- Oyate book reviews.

Look under the headings Books and Books to Avoid. Two important reviews for books to avoid include those for Ann Rinaldi's My Heart Is On the Ground: The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, A Sioux Girl and Ann Turner's The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl

- Native American Books: Reviews by and about Native Americans

Children and Youth (Updated 17 Oct 00)

Electronic Data Sources (Updated 18 Feb 00)

Funding for Librarians (awards, grants, scholarships, fellowships, etc.)

- American Library Association (ALA) Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

- New Mexico Library Association (NMLA) Awards and Scholarship Opportunities

- Special Library Association (SLA) Scholarship Program and the SLA Awards and Honors

Libraries (Updated 29 Mar 01)

Museums and Cultural Centers

- Five Civilized Tribes Museum

- Hopi Cultural Preservation Office

- Makah Cultural and Research Center

- Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

- National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

- Osage Tribal Museum

- Powhatan Renape Nation's American Indian Heritage Museum
Also, access the tribal response to the Pocahontas Myth.

- Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
This site includes full text articles, library database with search access to the First Nations Periodical Index and the Alternative Press Labor Index, museum, and digital art gallery.

- Shako:Wi Cultural Center of the Oneida Indian Nation

- Tamastslikt Cultural Institute of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation

- Turtle Mountain Chippewa Indian Heritage Center

Periodicals and Journals

- Alquimou News

- First Perspective Online: Canada's Source for Aboriginal News and Events

- First Nations Periodical Index
"...a joint project of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, Saskatoon Campus, the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre and the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples committee." Searching is within each selected journal by author, title, keyword, or subject. Search results provide bibliographic information for articles.

- Indian Country Today Online

- Journal of American Indian Education
Provides full-text articles for Volumes 1-33, covering over 30 years of publication.

- Native American Print Media Resources
Listing of print media materials, including addresses, phone and fax numbers, email and Web addresses. Some subscription information is also available.

- Native Americas Journal
Free for one year for Native students. Information at the site.

- Native Peoples Magazine Online

- Nunatsiaq News

- Ojibwe'Anishinaabe Biidaajimo: An Ojibwe'Anishinaabe Online Newsletter

- Oklahoma Indian Times

- Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Quarterly Journal

- Tribal College Journal

- The Vision Maker
"A quarterly publication of Native American Public Telecommunications."

Publications and Reports (Updated 30 Mar 00)

Training and Tools (Updated 29 March 01)

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