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Web Sites -- Table of Contents
Native American Tribal Pages
List of links to tribal government web sites.
Tribal Leaders Directory
Produced by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, includes tribal leaders and
Maintained by Lisa Mitten, Native
American Nations includes links to the web sites
of both recognized and unrecognized tribes, and links to
other sites about the tribes, but not produced by them.
Troy Johnson, a professor at California State University at
Long Beach, maintains a list of tribes
not recognized by the Federal government. It is arranged
by the states in which the tribes are located.
Alaska Native Community
U.S. Federal Government Agencies
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
Fish and Wildlife Service
National Park Service
Department of Agriculture
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice
Environmental Protection Agency
National Indian Gaming Commission
Guides to Federal Records
Guides to collections in the National Archives
Bibliographies and Resources
- Alaska Native Collections: Sharing Knowledge
This website, produced by the Smithsonian Institution, aims to make vast Alaska and northeast Siberia collections in the National
Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) accessible. The project was implemented by the
Arctic Studies Center, a research program of NMNH's Department of Anthropology.
- Alaskool: Online
Materials about Alaska Native History, Education, Languages and Cultures
Developed by the Alaska Native Curriculum and Teacher Development Project
- American Indian Art and Design
With links to online exhibitions produced by the National Museum of the American Indian
- American Indian History and Culture
Includes reading lists prepared by the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution.
- Bibliographies of Northern
and Central California Indians
Produced by the California Indian Library Collections Project, Ethnic Studies Library, U.C. Berkeley
- List of Publications of the Bureau of
American Ethnology With Index to Authors and Titles
Smithsonian Institution Libraries Electronic Edition, 1997
- Annual Reports of the
Bureau of American Ethnology
Digitized and presented by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Elkus Indian Papers
The California Academy of Sciences houses a collection of over 3,300 documents related to Indian affairs over the period
1922-1963. These papers came from the estate of Charles de Young Elkus, a San Francisco attorney.
- Impacts of
Resource Development on Native American Lands
Sponsored by Carleton College, the site includes six case studies that cover uranium mining in the Navajo Nation, gold
mining on the Fort Belknap and Pine Ridge reservations, coal bed methane and the Crow Reservation, water resources
of the Nez Perce, and the resources of the Pribilof archipelago.
- Living Homes for Cultural
Expression: North American Native Perspectives on Creating Community Museums
produced by National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. Includes a Tribal Museum Directory (p. 98-119).
- Native American Authors
A list provided by the IPL2 (formerly the Internet Public Library). Includes bibliographies of published works, biographical
information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal web sites.
- Native American Ethnobotany Database
- Native Americans and the Environment
- The Pluralism
Project: Traditions of Native Peoples
The Pluralism Project at Harvard University studies America's changing religious landscape, documents the contours of
our multi-religious society, explores new forms of interfaith engagement, and studies the impact of religious diversity
in civic life.
- Storytellers: Native American Authors Online
- Ten Years of Tribal Government under I.R.A.
by Theodore H. Haas, published in 1947 by the U.S. Indian Service
- American Indians of the Pacific Northwest
This collection represents a selection of the collections of the University of Washington Libraries and the Museum of History
and Industry in Seattle, and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, Washington. It includes original photographs
and documents about the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures, complemented by essays written by anthropologists, historians,
and teachers about both particular tribes and cross-cultural topics. These cultures have occupied, and in some cases still live
in parts of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Maps are available that show traditional territories
or reservation boundaries.
Most of the photographs date from before 1920. Primarytext sources include six Indian treaties negotiated in 1855 and over
3,800 pages from the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior from 1851
through 1908. Secondary sources include 89 articles from the Pacific Northwest Quarterly and 23 papers from the
University of Washington Publications in Anthropology series. A few additional photographs and articles were sought
from other institutions and added to the collection to complement the topical essays.
- Duke Collection of American
Indian Oral History
Beginning in 1966, tobacco heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke funded seven American Indian oral history projects, including
one based at the University of Oklahoma. The Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History online provides access to
typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of
their respective nations and tribes. Related are accounts of Indian ceremonies, customs, social conditions, philosophies, and
standards of living. Members of every tribe resident in Oklahoma were interviewed.
- Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian:
The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis is one of the most significant and controversial representations of
traditional American Indian culture ever produced. Issued in a limited edition from 1907-1930, the publication continues to
exert a major influence on the image of Indians in popular culture. Curtis said he wanted to document "the old time
Indian, his dress, his ceremonies, his life and manners." In over 2000 photogravure plates and narrative, Curtis
portrayed the traditional customs and lifeways of eighty Indian tribes. The twenty volumes, each with an accompanying portfolio,
are organized by tribes and culture areas encompassing the Great Plains, Great Basin, Plateau Region, Southwest, California,
Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. Featured here are all of the published photogravure images including over 1500 illustrations
bound in the text volumes, along with over 700 portfolio plates.
Texts on Native Americans at the University of Virginia Libraries
- History of the American West, 1860-1920
Over 30,000 photographs, drawn from the holdings of the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library,
illuminate many aspects of the history of the American West. Most of the photographs were taken between 1860 and 1920.
- Living Voices
Presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Provides audio files of 40 Native Americans and
Native Hawaiians discussing their lives.
- Native American Constitution and Law
Coordinated by the University of Oklahoma Law Library and The National Indian Law Library of the Native American Rights Fund
- Omaha Indian Music
Omaha Indian Music features traditional Omaha music from the 1890s and 1980s. The multiformat ethnographic field collection
contains 44 wax cylinder recordings collected by Francis La Flesche and Alice Cunningham Fletcher between 1895 and 1897, 323
songs and speeches from the 1983 Omaha harvest celebration pow-wow, and 25 songs and speeches from the 1985 Hethu'shka Society
concert at the Library of Congress. Segments from interviews with members of the Omaha tribe conducted in 1983 and 1999 provide
contextual information for the songs and speeches included in the collection.
- Papers of the War Department, 1784 to 1800
Produced by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, this database offers digital images of documents
pertaining to the U.S. War Department that are physically scattered in repositories across the nation. It also provides
information about documents that are cited in existing records but appear not to have survived. Browsable by year, author, and
recipient and searchable by author, recipient, location, year, and topic, the site includes documents on Indian affairs, veteran
affairs, assistance to widows and children, military issues, and the establishment of the federal government.
- Trail Tribes: History with a Tribal Perspective,
along Trails Followed by Lewis and Clark
Originally produced by the Lifelong Learning Project at the University of Montana
Directories of Internet Sites on Native Americans