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Tribal Histories



American Indian Experience   Contact the library for the username and password to this database. Full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States. Contact the library for the username and password to this database. 

American Indian Histories and Cultures Our newest database showcasing unique source material from the Newberry Library; includes historic tribal newspapers and publications.

North American Indian Thought & Culture   Contact the library for the username and password to this database.  Publisher of scholarly databases in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.



Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center Student records and resource database

Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) Locally based research center advancing the knowledge and understanding of American Indian communities

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Check out the Resource Database

Native Daughters Collection of stories, profiles, and multimedia projects about American Indian Women from the University of Nebraska

Wolakota Project Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings Curriculum & Resources


After Columbus: Four-hundred Years of Native American Portraiture The New York Public Library Digital Collections

Indians of North America Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Digital Collections        

Plains Indian Ledger Art Contains scans of 31+ complete ledgers by Northern Plains artists 1860s to early 1900s

South Dakota Tribal & State Government

Tribal Relations

South Dakota's Department of Tribal Government Relations features information about state resources and agreements with the 9 South Dakota tribes

South Dakota Indian Business Alliance features information on state policy, federal tax credits and growing Indian business in South Dakota


American Indian Literature


American Indians in Children's Literature Excellent resource for critical reviews of children's literature and related news by Debbie Reese

American Indian Library Association's Youth Literature Award

Children's and YA titles  Native authors and illustrators highlighted in Cynthia Leitich Smith's blog

Don Montileaux Oglala artist and author

oyate recommended for reviews of and ordering recommended American Indian children's titles

S. D. Nelson Hunkpapa artist and author 


Amherst College Library Digital Collections: Early Native American Literature Extensive digitized collection of early American Indian authors (1772-1923) 

Early Native American Literature Overview of notable indigenous authors

Tribal Writers Digital Library Works of Native poets and writers of fiction featuring out of print literary efforts of Native people

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