Native American Studies
Principal Periodical Databases
- Ethnic NewsWatch -- includes Native American newspapers and magazines and some academic journals
- SocINDEX with Full Text -- the premier periodical database for sociology and social issues
- Academic Search Premier -- a multidisciplinary periodical database especially good for contemporary issues.
- America: History and Life -- for any historical topic, but many contemporary issues run deep
- JSTOR -- searches can be narrowed to specific fields, such as American Indian Studies.
- AnthroSource -- a product of the American Anthropological Association
- Diversity Studies Collection -- includes many periodicals related to Native American studies
- First Nations Periodical Index -- contains citations and some full text to 20 journals primarily focusing on Native Canadians.
- ARTstor -- among the image are Native American art and artifacts.
- LexisNexis Academic -- includes both newspaper articles and legal information.
Government & NGO websites
- Administration for Native Americans
Government program that promotes the goal of economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American Pacific Islanders.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
Information from the oldest bureau of the United States Department of the Interior.
- Committee on Indian Affairs (U.S. Senate)
Website with information on congressional hearings and legislation
- American Indian Health
A portal from the National Institute of Health
- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
A Canadian government website providing access to federal and provincial government departments and to some aboriginal associations and organizations.
- Association for the Study of American Indian Literature (ASAIL)
A page of resources including course syllabi, handouts and lesson plans.
- First Nations Histories
Links to histories of the native tribes of the US and Canada.
- Cultural Survival
An organization that has partnered with Indigenous Peoples around the world to help them defend their lands, languages, and cultures. On its website is information about its programs, actions, and campaigns.
- Iroquois Indians
- Mohawk Indians
- Seneca Indians
- Indians of North America -- New York State
- Indians of North America -- Northeastern States
- Historical resources available online
- Barber, John Warner (1798-1885). The History and Antiquities of New England, New York, and New Jersey. Worcester, MA: Dorr, Howland, and Company, 1841. See especially the chapter, "Indians in New York."
- Converse, Harriet Maxwell (1836-1903). Myths and Legends of the New York State Iroquois. New York State Museum Bulletin Number 125. Albany: University of the State of New York, 1908. Converse was the first white female to be named chief of a Native tribe. Her focus in this work is with the Seneca.
- Hale, Horatio (1817-1896) (ed.). The Iroquois Book of Rites. Philadelphia: D. G. Brinton, 1883. An anthropological look at the history, customs, and government of the Iroquois Confederation, with a transcription of the "Book of Rites," which includes the traditional ceremonial liturgies.
- Beauchamp, William Martin (1830-1925). A History of the New York Iroquois, Now Commonly Called the Six Nations. New York State Museum Bulletin Number 78. Albany: University of the State of New York, 1905. Beauchamp in his day was highly regarded authority on Iroquois history and culture.
- Craft, David (1832-1908). The Sullivan Expedition: An Address Delivered at the Seneca County Centennial Celebration at Waterloo, September 3, 1879. Waterloo, NY: Observer and Job Printing House, 1880. Warning: Craft recounts Sullivan's actions in laudatory terms.
- Halsey, Francis W. (Francis Whiting) (1851-1919). The Old New York Frontier: Its Wars with Indians and Tories, Its Missionary Schools, Pioneers, and Land Titles, 1614-1800. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1901. Discusses briefly the history of the Iroquois, before it focuses on the tribes' relations with English colonialists.
- New York (State). Legislature. Assembly. Report of the Special Committee to Investigate the Indian Problem. Albany, 1889. Reports the findings of a committee mandated to investigate the land, settlement, and the title to the lands on several reservations.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
A course guide, WRTG: Native American Research, compiled by my colleague Brian Saunders, includes a long list of Subject Headings, print reference sources, and web sites not listed here.