|Curtis, Edward S. At the water's edge–Piegan." Copyrighted 1910. "Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-101262.|
"Ethnic News Watch is a full text subscription database containing newspapers, magazines, journals and newsletters of the ethnic, minority and native press. ENW titles offer alternative viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press. Includes 38 full-text articles from Native periodicals." For more information, see this.
Includes Native American as a sample topic. "Historic photographs, including ceremonial scenes and studio portraits of individuals and tribal delegations, as well as ledger drawings and artifacts of material culture such as baskets, textiles, tools, masks, and costumes, illustrate the experiences and cultural traditions of Native Americans."
American Indian Culture and Research Journal. UCLA American Indian Studies Center.
"In print since 1971, the American Indian Culture and Research Journal is an internationally renowned multidisciplinary journal designed for scholars and the general public. The premier journal in Native American studies, it publishes book reviews, literature, and original scholarly papers on a wide range of issues in the fields of history, anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, health, literature, law, education, and the arts". Available from WilsonWeb's Omnifile.
American Indian Law Review. University of Oklahoma College of Law.
"This unique review offers articles by authorities on American Indian legal and cultural issues, student notes and comments, addresses by noted speakers, and recent developments of interest to tribal attorneys and scholars in Indian law." Produced by an independent staff of law students. Available from Lexis Nexis. To find this title, "Browse Sources" by "Area of Law" and select "Indigenous Law."
American Indian Quarterly. University of Nebraska Press.
AIQ is a refereed interdisciplinary journal of the history, anthropology, literature, and the arts of North American Indians, book reviews, and lists of recently published books. Available from Project Muse, ProQuest Ethnic News Watch, and EBSCO Academic Search Premier.
"As a general focus, the journal publishes anthropological, historical, sociological, political, legal, educational and cultural issues affecting First Nations people. Although the majority of articles deal with Indigenous peoples in Canada, it also publishes articles dealing with Indigenous peoples world-wide."
Studies in American Indian Literatures. University of Nebraska Press.
"SAIL is the only scholarly journal in the United States that focuses exclusively on American Indian literatures." Available from Project Muse and from the ASAIL (Association for the Study of American Indian Literature) site.
Wicazo Sa Review. University of Minnesota Press.
"Wicazo Sa Review is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the mission of assisting indigenous peoples of the Americas in taking possession of their own intellectual and creative pursuits. Each issue contains articles, essays, interviews, reviews, literary criticism, and scholarly research pertinent to Native American Studies and related fields." Available from Project Muse.
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection. University of Washington.
Includes over 2,300 original photographs as well as over 1,500 pages from the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior from 1851 to 1908 and six Indian treaties negotiated in 1855. Complementary secondary sources are also included in the database.
Edward S. Curtis. The North American Indian. Library of Congress. American Memory.
"In over 2000 photogravure plates and narrative, Curtis portrayed the traditional customs and lifeways of eighty Indian tribes. Featured here are all of the published photogravure images including over 1500 illustrations bound in the text volumes, along with over 700 portfolio plates." Read the Sensitive Images and Text page for insight into the images.
George Catlin and His Indian Gallery. Smithsonian. American Art Museum.
Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains. Montana State University.
"A searchable online photograph database created with grant support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant Program. [Organized] by tribe, including: Crow, Cheyenne, Blackfeet, Salish (Flathead), Kutenai, Chippewa-Cree, Gros Ventres (Atsina), and Assiniboine. The collection consists primarily of images, but includes some text to give context. Most of the images are photographs, but there are also ledger drawings, serigraphs, paintings and other media."
National Museum of the American Indian. Smithsonian.
Searchable collection of digitized representations of material objects and historic photos
Sequoyah National Research Center. University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Sequoyah's mission is " to acquire and preserve the writings and ideas of Native North Americans." This repository has the largest collection of indigenous creative and literary work in the world. Includes these collections: Dr. J. W. Wiggins Native American Art Collection, Tribal Writers Digital Library, American Native Press Archives, the Trail of Tears Through Arkansas. Also includes a 160 page curriculum guide to the Trail of Tears.
Huron Smith, head of the Botany Department at the museum, "conducted studies on the use of plants by Wisconsin Indians during the 1920s and early 1930s. This was a time when many of the elders of the tribes with plant usage knowledge were nearing the end of their lives and the information was not being passed down to younger members." Collection includes images of specimen plants and photos of Wisconsin tribal members and their reservations.
Catholic Native America Collections. Marquette University.
Consists of four collections: St. Francis Mission, Holy Rosary Mission, the Indian Sentinel 1902-1962, and Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions.
Includes digital collections from the entire UW system. See Subject Guide "Native Americans." Use the search term "Indians of North America" to retrieve documents about Native Americans in general. Use names of tribes and individuals as search terms to get more specific results. For example: Menominee Warrior Society, Ho Chunk.
See the Moccasin Collection.
Wisconsin Oneida Language Preservation Project. University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.
"Presents original stories and curriculum, with accompanying audio that teaches the Wisconsin Oneida language. Materials presented here include Kindergarten through Grade Six curriculum, songs, and stories, and approximately 800 stories recorded as part of the 1930-40's Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. These resources are presented in both English and written Oneida language."
Marquette University. Special Collections & University Archives. Christianity and Native America.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. Researching Native Americans in the Archives.
Native Americans in Michigan. Bentley Historical Library. University of Michigan.
Browse finding aids by creator, tribe, and location. "The difficulty in adequately documenting Native Americans lies in the fact that the history of Native Americans is transmitted through artifacts and through an oral tradition intimately bound with a living culture rather than in the letters, diaries and other written documents that we associate with other groups and which are routinely collected by archival agencies like the Bentley."
"In April 2006 a group of nineteen Native American and non-Native American archivists, librarians, museum curators, historians, and anthropologists gathered... to identify best professional practices for culturally responsive care and use of American Indian archival material held by non-tribal organizations. "
Indigenous Studies Portal. University of Saskatchewan.
"The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) connects faculty, students, researchers and members of the community with electronic resources: books, articles, theses, documents, photographs, archival resources, maps, etc. The vision of the Indigenous Studies Portal is to provide one place to look to find resources for Indigenous studies. This is a major undertaking and we have only just begun." Some links lead to proprietary information and require a U of S login.
Native American Heritage Month. Library of Congress.
This Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Provides access to exhibits and collections, images, and audio/video from these agencies.
National Museum of the American Indian. Smithsonian Institution.
"The first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989 (amendment in 1996), the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice."
Tribal Flags. Crazy Horse Memorial.
Wisconsin Tribal Communities. Milwaukee Public Museum
Lists Wisconsin tribes and links to their official sites. Part of the Indian Country Wisconsin project developed to assist teachers in meeting Wisconsin curricular requirements about the culture, history, sovereignty, and treaty rights of Wisconsin Indian tribes.
A consortium of twelve federally recognized Indian tribes in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. The GLITC was formed in 1965 as a way to more effectively "advocate for the improvement and unity of tribal governments, communities and individuals." (from GLITC history)
TrailTribes.org. University of Montana.
Subtitle: History with a tribal perspective, along trails followed by Lewis & Clark. Each tribe is described with chapters on traditional culture, contemporary culture, and relations with the United States.
The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy. Treaties Between the United States and Native Americans. Yale Law School. Lillian Goldman Law Library.
From The Treaty with the Delawares, 1778, to the Fort Laramie Treaty, 1868. Text is in html format.
Indian Land Cessions in the United States, 1784-1894. United States Serial Set, Number 4015
Features sixty seven maps. Browse by date, tribe, or state/territory.
Also see Lexis-Nexis. Go to left menu bar. Browse Sources, filter by country and by topic (use Indigenous Law).
Voices from the Gaps. University of Minnesota.
"Celebrating and documenting the creativity of Asian, Black, Latina, and Native women, VG is one of the internet's most comprehensive and well-respected academic databases for women artists of color."
Native American Booklist. National Education Association.
Lists books suitable for K-12 by and about Native American culture.
Native American Authors. Internet Public Library 2.
Provides information on contemporary Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources.
"This Gallery of vintage motion pictures offers rich perspectives on the American Indian experience. It is presented here free of charge for viewing and downloading for educational purposes." Presented by MacDonald and associates.
"The American Indian Film Institute (AIFI) is a non-profit media arts center founded in 1979 to foster understanding of the culture, traditions and issues of contemporary Native Americans. In film we find a tool to preserve and record our heritage, and a vehicle for Indians and non-Indians alike to "unlearn" damaging stereotypes and replace them with multi-dimensional images that reflect the complexity of Native peoples."
"Provides multimedia training to American Indians interested in the entertainment industry. Each year, Creative Spirit reaches out nationwide to Native American writers for short scripts. The scripts are evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of entertainment industry professionals and representatives from the American Indian community. One or two scripts are selected for production, after which a budget and schedule are prepared, a Native cast and crew are assembled and, if needed, are paired with industry professional mentors."
Note: Quoted text comes from the site described in the annotation. Compiled by Peggy Turnbull, November 24, 2010. Please let me know of any broken links.