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Native American Resources on the Internet
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Subject guides and extensive listing with links to topics on Arts & Crafts, Biography, Education, Electronic Mailing Lists, Government Resources, Health, History, Image Databases, Issues, Languages & Literature, Law, Museums and Cultural Centers, Native American Genealogy, Organizations, Publications, Religion, Statistical Information, Symposiums, Teacher Resources, and Tribal Directories.

Annual Reports of the Bureau of Ethnology #'s 1-15
Smithsonian Institution
Electronic access provided by Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Annual Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology #'s 16-48
Smithsonian Institution
Electronic access provided by Biodiversity Heritage Library. Index can be found in Volume 48.


ARTS

ASM Southwest Textiles Database
Arizona State Museum
The Arizona State Museum in Tucson, Arizona, created a database on Southwest texttiles that provides Information and images from the museum’s collection of over 600 Pueblo, Navajo and Spanish-American textiles.

Heard Museum
The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, houses an extensive collection of American Indian art with a focus on Southwest Indian art. You can access virtual exhibitions, calendar of events, and also their digital library and archives.

Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
The IAIA Museum located in Sante Fe, New Mexico, houses over 7,000 works of contemporary art from more than 120 Native American nations and includes paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, prints, textiles, etc. The IAIA Museum also provides vital space for students, faculty, and alumni to exhibit their work.

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)
The National Museum of the American Indian has one of the most extensive collections of Native American arts and artifacts in the world, and is comprised of the NMAI on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and the George Gustav Heye Center located in New York City.  The NMAI includes objects, photo archives, media archives, and paper archive collections.


GENEALOGY

Access Genealogy’s Native American – Indian Genealogy
Good site to start your genealogy search that offers a variety of ways to conduct searches. Searches can begin with census rolls, Native American records and rolls, or by tribe.

HIGHER EDUCATION

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
AIHEC is a consortium that provides leadership and guidance on American Indian higher education issues in relation to Tribal Colleges and Universities.  AIHEC promotes advocacy, research, and program initiatives; promotes and strengthens Indigenous languages, cultures, communities, and tribal nations; and through its unique position, serves member institutions and emerging TCUs.

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Virtual Library
The AIHEC Virtual Library resources include Native Headlines from Google News, Databases, and Recommended Blogs.  In Finding Aids you can find links to pathfinders on such topics as American Indian law, boarding schools, the Navajo Long Walk, Indigenous learning research, etc.

LANGUAGE

The People’s Paths First People's Language Resources
Browse this site for information and links to studying American Indian languages. (Not all links on this site work.)

LAWS AND TREATIES

Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, Vol. I-VII & Index

Indian Claims Commission Decisions, Vol. 1-43 & Index

Oklahoma State University Library Electronic Publishing Center
Oklahoma State University
OSU’s digital library provides access to digital collections on Oklahoma history, Science & Nature, and American Indian Law.

Early Recognized Treaties with American Indian Nations
University of Nebraska Libraries-Electronic Text Center Digital Collection
An additional nine treaties that can be considered as subsets to Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Seven are early treaty events between a number of American Indiat Nations and the British, and two are of United States efforts.


ORAL HISTORY

Doris Duke Collection
University of Oklahoma Western History Collections
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.

National Museum of the American Indian
Homepage of the National Museum of the American Indian.

National Museum of the American Indian Collections
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) works with Native and indigenous organizations and professionals to produce audio programs, products, and services that are informative, educational, and entertaining. At the same time, NMAI recordings uphold a long tradition of preserving Native oral history. The NMAI offers live radio broadcasts, audio recordings, and a radio series.

NMAI Native Words Native Warriors
Native Words, Native Warriors was produced by the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution.s.

South Dakota Oral History Center
University of South Dakota
he South Dakota Oral History Center maintains an extensive collection that was originally started as one of six university oral history projects funded by the Doris Duke Foundation, with each project's primary goal to collect the history of American Indian people from their own perspective. The South Dakota Oral History Center is comprised of two distinct collections: The American Indian Research Project (Indian perspective), and the South Dakota Oral History Project (non-Indian perspective).



OTHER DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

Indians in the War
Internet Archive
The Internet Archive includes provides access to historical collections that exist in digital format and includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages,and also provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities. This is just one of the books made available to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Rocky Mountain Online Archive (RMOA)
The Rocky Mountain Online Archive provides access to the archival collections of twenty different repositories in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. Specialized guides, called finding aids, give detailed descriptions of primary source material and also indicate where those collections are located.

Native American Resources page updated by Beverly Fortner, 2/2014.

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