Starting point for research in American Indian Studies
Selected Primary Source Resources
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest - digital collection of 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.
American Memory - a premier collection for American history. Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
Edward S. Curtis' The North American Indian Digital representation of Curtis' 20-volume print collection. The work comprises twenty volumes of narrative text and photogravure images. Each volume is accompanied by a portfolio of large photogravure plates. Original material housed in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University Library.
Language Resources: UW Language Learning Center - includes the language or dialect continuum of several Salish Native American groups of modern-day Washington state among others. Audio recordings.
Additional campus language links.
National Museum of the American Indian - the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.
Native Voices - Native Voices at the University of Washington is a center where students, faculty, and independent producers create documentaries and media research that contributes to the understanding, strengthening, and support of Indigenous people and communities.
North American Indian Drama - Plays by twentieth-century American Indian and First Nations playwrights. Includes issues of the Native playwrights' newsletter.