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Starting point for research in American Indian Studies


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Chilkat dancers pose in ceremonial dress with wood carvings, Alaska, 1895.University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection. American Indians of the Pacific Northwest

Starting Points / Top Resources

Welcome to the American Indian Studies research guide.  This guide provides helpful starting points for researching topics dealing with contemporary issues in American Indian Studies.

For historical resources, including primary documents, use the History by Topic Guide for Native Americans.

For subject guides in other areas of study, see the complete list here.


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flag mosaic American Indian Experience [UW restricted]

A full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.

Indigenous Peoples: North America [UW restricted]

Digital collection of extensive monograph, manuscript, newspaper, periodical and photograph.

North American Indian Drama [UW restricted]

Plays and playwrights, with more than half of the works previously unpublished, and hard to find, representing groups such as Cherokee, Métis, Creek, Choctaw, Pembina Chippewa, Ojibway, Lenape, Comanche, Cree, Navajo, Rappahannock, Hawaiian/Samoan, and others.

Indigenous Governance Database

An online resource center for those in search of educational and informational resources about nation building, sovereignty, governance, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development in Indigenous country available from the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona.


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