Research Resources

Research Resources (See also Tribal Opportunities)

Navigating the many sources of information related to Indigenous Studies can be challenging.  Below is a list of resources available for conducting research.  Many of the archives are best accessed in person.  Consulting across all resources (with the exception of nation-specific resources) is recommended. 

FEDERAL RESOURCES

Bureau of Indian Affairs map of BIA leadership

https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/libraries/maps/tld_map.html

Bureau of Land Management Cultural Heritage Program

https://www.blm.gov/programs/cultural-heritage-and-paleontology

Holdings of the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress requires pre-registration for use: https://wwws.loc.gov/readerreg/remote/

American Folklife Center

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/

National Archives and Records Administration

https://catalog.archives.gov/search?q=Native%20American&rows =20

Bureau of Indian Affairs

https://www.archives.gov/research/native-americans/bia

Photographs: https://www.archives.gov/research/native- americans/pictures

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

www.nps.gov/nagpra; nagpra_info@nps.gov; facebook.com/nationalnagpra; twitter.com/nationalnagpra; phone 202-354-2201.  To read the language of the Act:

http://www.nps.gov/nagpra/MANDATES/25USC3001etseq.htm

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Collections.si.edu

Contact information for collections and archives of the Smithsonian.  The two collections are not merged:

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

NMAI Archive Center: NMAIArchives@si.edu

NMAI Collections Report Request: http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/accessing/

National Museum of Natural History

National Anthropological Archives: naa@si.edu

Anthropology Collections: rosenthd@si.edu or beauchac@si.edu

LANGUAGE RESOURCES

California Language Archive

University of California Berkeley

http://cla.berkeley.edu

Native American Languages Collection

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

University of Oklahoma

https://samnoblemuseum.ou.edu/collections-and-research/native-american-languages/

Raina Heaton

rainaheaton@ou.edu

Recovering Voices

RecoveringVoices@si.edu

Recoveringvoices.si.edu

Twitter@RecoverVoices

Facebook.com/recoveringvoices

See also the American Philosophical Society, https://www. amphilsoc.org/library/CNAIR, and the holdings of the Smithsonian

OTHER INSTITUTIONAL RESOURCES

American Philosophical Society

https://www.amphilsoc.org/library/CNAIR

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

http://www.burkemuseum.org/search/?q=Native%20American

Center of Southwest Studies

Fort Lewis College

http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu

Digital Atlas of Native American Intellectual Traditions

https://danait.wordpress.amherst.edu/sample-page/introduction/

Gilcrease Museum

https://collections.gilcrease.org

Heard Museum

https://heard.org

Indigenous Digital Archive

http://indianartsandculture.org/indigenous-digital-archive

Indigenous Education Institute

http://neatoeco.com/iei/wp/

Institute of American Indian Arts

https://iaia.edu

Minnesota Historical Society, Native American Initiatives

http://www.mnhs.org/visit/native-american

Mukurtu

Mukurtu “is an open source platform built with indigenous communities to manage and share digital cultural heritage.”

support@mukurtu.org

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

http://www.miaclab.org

Native American Studies Collection, U.C. Berkeley

Ethnic Studies Library, http://eslibrary.berkeley.edu/NASsites

Oklahoma Historical Society

https://www.okhistory.org/general/searchresults.php?cx=00694050 5042147079035%3Att6x59pgkou&cof=FORID%3A11%3BNB% 3A1&ie=UTF-8&q=Native+American&sa=Search

School for Advanced Research

https://sarweb.org

Sequoyah National Research Center

The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of American Indian, Alaska Native, and First Nations newspapers, periodicals, and other publications.”  ualr.edu

Society of American Archivists Native American Archives

https://www2.archivists.org/groups/native-american-archives- section

Sustainable Museums

https://sustainablemuseums.net

NATION-SPECIFIC RESOURCES (under development)

Aaniiih Nakoda College


Web: http://www.ancollege.edu
Phone: (406) 353-2607

Akwesasne Cultural Center


Web: http://www.akwesasneculturalcenter.org
Phone: (518) 358-2240

Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository


Web: https://alutiiqmuseum.org/index.php
Phone: (844) 425-8844

Arizona State Museum Library and Archives


Web: http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu
Phone: (520) 621-4695

Blackfeet Community College, Medicine Spring Library

http://library.bfcc.edu

Catawba Cultural Preservation Project


Web: https://catawbaindiancrafts.com/
Phone: (803) 328-2427

Chief Dull Knife College


Web: http://woodenlegslibrary.us/
Phone: (406) 477-8293

Chiefswood National Historic Site


Web: http://chiefswoodnhs.ca
Phone: (519) 758-5444 ext 6025

Citizen Potawatomi Cultural Heritage Center

https://www.potawatomi.org/culture/cultural-heritage-center/

Choctaw Nation Historic Preservation Department

www.choctawnation.com

P.O. Box 1210, Durant, OK 74702

1-800-522-6170, 580-924-8280

Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center, Library & Museum


Web: https://www.fcpotawatomi.com/culture-and-history/
Phone: (715) 478-7478

Grand Traverse Band Heritage Library


Phone: (231) 534-7229

Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Culture (GRASAC)

https://carleton.ca/grasac/

Green Earth Branch Library


Web: https://oneida-nsn.gov/resources/library/green-earth-branch-library/ 
Phone: (920) 833-7226

Haines Borough Public Library


Web: www.haineslibrary.org
Phone: (907) 766-6420

Haskell Indian Nations University, Academic Support Center


Web: http://www.haskell.edu/library/
Phone: (785) 740-8470

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center


Web: https://www.indianpueblo.org/
Phone: (505) 843-7270

Innoko River School and Tribal Library


Phone: (907) 473-7005

Institute of American Indian Arts


Web: https://iaia.edu/
Phone: (505) 424-2325

James E. Shanley Tribal Library


Web: http://www.fpcc.edu
Phone: (406) 768-6300

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, House of Seven Generations

www.tribalmuseum.jamestowntribe.org

Joan Subieta Memorial Library/Delaware Nation Library


Web: (405) 247-2448 ext. 1196
Phone: http://www.delawarenation.com

Kinyaa’áanii Charlie Benally Library


Web: http://library.dinecollege.edu/
Phone: (928) 724-6757

Kitsap Regional Library


Web: http://www.krl.org/little-boston
Phone: (360) 297-2670

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Library


Web: https://www.lco.edu/library
Phone: (715) 634-4790

Leech Lake Tribal College


Web: https://www.lltc.edu
Phone: (218) 335-4200

Lummi Library at Northwest Indian College


Web: http://www.nwic.edu/lummi-library/
Phone: (360) 392-4218

Mapping Indigenous L.A.

https://mila.ss.ucla.edu

Medicine Spring Library, Blackfeet Community College


Web: http://www.bfcc.edu
Phone: (406) 338-5441

Mescalero Community Library


Phone: (575) 464-5010

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post


Web: http://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/mille-lacs-indian-museum
Phone: (320) 532-3632

Myaamiaataweenki eekincikoonihkiinki eeyoonki aapisaataweenki: A Miami Language Digital Tool for Language Reclamation

https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/24713

Na`msc`ac` Heritage Museum and Library


Phone: (360) 267-8130

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Library

https://nhsc.edu/departments/library/

Oglala Lakota College


Web: http://olc.edu
Phone: (605) 455-6000

Ojibwa Community Library/Keweenaw Bay

http://www.kbic-nsn.gov/content/library

Osage Nation Museum


Web: http://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/museum
Phone: (918) 287-5441

Pawnee Nation College


Phone: (918) 762-3343

Pojoaque Pueblo Community Library


Web: http://www.puebloofpojoaquepubliclibrary.org/
Phone: (505) 4557511

Red Lake Nation College, Medweganoonind Library


Web: https://www.rlnc.education/library?start=48
Phone: (218) 679-1012

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Library


Web: https://youseemore.com/saginaw
Phone: (989) 775-4508

Salish Kootenai College


Web: http://www.skc.edu 
Phone: (406) 275-4800

Sealaska Heritage Institute


Web: http://www.sealaskaheritage.org/
Phone: (907) 463-4844

Senator John Pinto Library – Dine’ College, Shiprock Campus 


Web: http://library.dinecollege.edu/ 
Phone: (505) 368-3646

Sisseton Wahpeton College Library


Web: http://www.swc.tc
Phone: (605) 698-3966 ext. 1320

Stone Child College


Phone: (406) 395-4875

Tohono O’odham Community College


Web: https://www.tocc.edu/
Phone: (520) 383-0066

Trinidad Rancheria Library

https://trinidad-rancheria.org/library/

Venita K. Taveapont Memorial Library


Phone: (435) 725-4248

Yakama Nation Library


Web: http://www.yakamamuseum.com/library.php
Phone: (509) 865-5121 ext. 4747

White Earth Tribal & Community College Library


Web: http://www.wetcc.edu/
Phone: (218) 935-0417

White Earth Land Recovery Project: http://welrp.org

Wiyot Hermitage Center


Phone: (707) 733-5055

Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways

www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing

RECONCILIATION PROJECTS

The Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center

http://carlisleindian.dickinson.edu

Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project

https://genoaindianschool.org

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

https://boardingschoolhealing.org

The Marshall Islands/Burke Museum Project

https://www.burkemuseum.org/blog/healing-and-solidarity- marshallese-community

The Sherman Indian Museum

calisphere.org/collections/27124/

MAPS AND CONNECTED RESOURCES

Database of Indigenous Slavery in the Americas

https://indigenousslavery.org

Digital Index of North American Archaeology

http://ux.opencontext.org/archaeology-site-data/

Early California Cultural Atlas

http://ecai.org/nehecca/

Mapping Indigenous L.A.

https://mila.ss.ucla.edu

Native Land

https://native-land.ca

Pan Inuit Trails

http://www.paninuittrails.org/index.html

Trust for Public Land: Indigenous Hawaii

https://www.tpl.org/our-work/hawaiian-heritage- lands#sm.00000sl5urp1dtdq1tcxrja6fyffw