History & Culture Resources
After Columbus: Four-hundred Years of Native American Portraiture (New
York Public Library Digital Gallery) This web site provides
access to photographs having to do with
cultural activities, land, war, portraits
of people, maps, and more.
American Indian History and Culture (Smithsonian Institute) Recommended
books, exhibits, and other resources.
American Indian Library Association Working to improve library and information services for American Indians.
American Indian Resource Center A community library of the County of Los
Angeles Public Library, "The collection attempts to cover the full spectrum of American Indian experience in the continental United States - from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Subjects covered include art, architecture, bibliographies, biographies, education, fiction, history, languages, literature, government relations, federal Indian law, tribal law, tribal studies (individual tribes) and geographic area studies (e.g., California Tribes)."
Indians of the Pacific Northwest Digital Collection (University of
State Papers (Library of Congress) "The American
State Papers, comprising
a total of thirty-eight physical volumes, contain the legislative and executive
documents of Congress during the period 1789 to 1838. The collection includes
documents that cover the critical historical gap from 1789 to the printing
of the first volume of the U.S. Serial Set in 1817" [from the web site].
Volume II covers "Indian Affairs."
Felix S. Cohen Papers (Yale University
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale Collection of Western
Americana) "From 1933 through 1947 [Felix S. Cohen (1907-1953)]
served in the Solicitor's Office of the Interior Department as an assistant solicitor,
associate solicitor, and acting solicitor. He also served as chairman of the
Office's Board of Appeals. Cohen drafted the Wheeler-Howard Act (later known
as the Indian Reorganization Act) of 1934, maps of American Indian areas." [From
the web site.]
"The Felix S. Cohen Papers document his legal,
academic, and scholarly career. The collection spans the period 1916-92,
but the bulk of the material covers Cohen's activities in the 1930s and 1940s."
[From the web site.]
to Research in Native American Religions (University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Developed for use by UIUC students, but relevant
to anyone researching Native American religious topics. Many resources at UIUC
will be available elsewhere, at local university and public libraries.
Documents Online: Native American Records (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)
Maps of the U.S. (University of Texas at Austin Libraries) Includes
maps of American Indian areas.
Publications of the United States Commission
on Civil Rights (Thurgood Marshall Law Library,
University of Maryland) Publications arranged
by geographic area and subject.
Huntington Free Library Native American Collection (University of Cornell) "One of the
largest collections of books and manuscripts
of its kind, the Huntington collection
contains outstanding materials documenting
the history, culture, languages, and arts
of the native tribes of both North and
Indians / Native Americans [Federal Records] (U.S. National Archives and Records
Administration) Includes records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, records of rolls, and more.
Indigenous Geography (National Museum of the American Indian) Click on "Select a Community Profile" or the map.
Dakota Information (Creighton University)
and Linguistics (Native Web)
Pequot Museum and Research Center
Alliance to Save Native Languages "The National Alliance to Save Native
Languages was founded in October of 2006 for the exclusive purpose of promoting
the revitalization of Native Languages. The Alliance is comprised of a coalition
of stakeholders including tribes, schools, and individuals, regional and
national organizations" [from the web
site]. Use this site to find
information about language preservation programs, legislation and more.
(Native Web) Resources for indigenous cultures around the world.
American Documents Project, Allotment Data (California State University
Native American History -- American
Memory Project (Library of Congress) Searchable image collection includes 1500 illustrations
and 700 portfolio plates. Click on "Native American History."
American Spirituality (University of Virginia)
Library, Chicago - American Indian History Collection Library has
one of the finest collections on American Indians in the world. Web site
offers searchable catalog.
American Authors (University of Michigan, The Internet Public Library).
Protection of Tribal Cultural Property
on Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Wyoming State Library. A bibliography of materials about inventions/contributions, cultural ownership/intellectual property, and biodiversity.
Toward A Conceptual Framework for Recognition of
Rights for the Holders of Traditional Knowledge and Folklore William
O. Hennessey. Concerning traditional knowledge and folklore
in relation to human rights, intellectual property rights and laws, and rights
of sovereign states.
Update to Legal Protection of Cultural Property: A Selective Resource
Guide Louise Tsang. From the Introduction:
"The purpose of this guide is to direct the reader to important
sources of information, both print and electronic, concerning
the protection of cultural property in wartime, international
trade in cultural property, and the laws applicable to the
illicit traffic of art and antiquities."
In Whose Honor American
Indian Mascots in Sports by Jay Rosenstein. Audio documentary on the
American Mascot Issue by Lisa Mitten of the American Indian Library
Association. Links to a variety of resources and web sites.