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Subject Guide: Native American

Subject Guide: Native American

The Native American focus herein is concerned with resources having a national focus, as well as those conceerned with the tribes of California and the Southwest.

Native American: UC Riverside

General

California Center for Native Nations
"The California Center for the Native Nations (CCNN) is a research center of the University of California located on the Riverside campus, which is situated in the heart of California Indian country. The Center initiates, facilitates, and executes research by, about, and with American Indian people with a strong focus on California Native Nations. The Center is dedicated to preserving the history, culture, language, and sovereignty of California's first nations through exemplary research. The Center also serves tribes by connecting them with the expertise found within the University of California to solve research problems unique to Native Nations. "

Native American Studies at UCR
"The Native American major and minor programs provide an interdisciplinary introduction to the indigenous cultures of the Americas. The programs rigorously examine the historical, social, economic, and cultural aspects of sovereignty and self-determination that have become an integral part of the transformation of American society in recent years."

UCR Native American Student Programs (NASP)
Featured on this site are * Programs and Services o Programs and Services o Indian Time Radio o Native American Student Association o American Indian Science and Engineering Society o Gathering of the Tribes Summer Residential Program o Indian Times Newspaper * Our Campus * Events o UCR Pow Wow o Guest Speaker * Photos


Native American Resources: Selected Topics

Native Americans and California

American Indian Resource Center County of Los Angeles Public Library
"The American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) was established in 1979 to meet the informational, cultural and educational needs of Native Americans in Los Angeles County and to make information about them available to the larger community... The AIRC collection is the largest public library collection in the U.S. that focuses on American Indians. AIRC materials include audiocassettes, books, compact discs, films, magazines, microfilm, newsletters, newspapers, and videocassettes. Most of these materials can be checked out."

Bibliographies of Northern and Central California Indians
Here you will find Bibliographies of Northern and Central California Indians (3 dozen tribes represented) and associated reference maps and reference lists as well as an Annotated Bibliography for Basic Library Collections (i.e., core resources on these topics).

California Department of Justice Bureau of Gambling Control
Web page with:
---California gambling law and regulation
---Tribal (California) State Gambling Compacts

California Indian Legal Services
"California Indian Legal Services (CILS) is the first Indian-controlled law firm organized to provide specialized legal representation to Indians and Indian tribes. CILS provides free or low-cost representation...".

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA)
"The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), founded in 1988, is a non-profit organization comprised of federally-recognized tribal governments. CNIGA is dedicated to the purpose of protecting the sovereign right of Indian tribes to have gaming on federally-recognized Indian lands. It acts as a planning and coordinating agency for legislative, policy, legal and communications efforts on behalf of its members and serves as an industry forum for information and resources."

California Native American Heritage Commission
"The California Native American Heritage Commission is concerned with the preservation and protection of Native American Remains and Associated Grave Goods. The Commission acts as liaison in disseminating and interpreting laws, rules and procedures affecting the large number of federally recognized tribes, tribal groups applying for federal recognition, California Native American organizations, and individuals concerned with the protection and involvement of Native American cultural resources and human remains." Their web site offers information on:
--California Native Americans (population, tribes, cultural areas and languages)
--Cultural resources
--Discovery of human remains
--Resource Guide on California Law concerning Native American Human Remains
--Strategic Plan
--Federal and State laws and codes
--Local ordinances and codes
--Commissioners

California Native American Heritage Commission
Cultural resources and Federal, state and local laws and codes are presented.

Early California Laws and Policies Related to California Indians
All about major California State laws that have adversely effected California tribes, their rights and livelihood.

The Elkus Indian Papers
"The California Academy of Sciences houses a collection of over 3,300 documents related to Indian affairs over the period 1922-1963. These papers came from the estate of Charles de Young Elkus, a San Francisco attorney whose sense of fairness manifested itself in his opinions and in the positive influence he exerted through his interest in the struggles of Native Americans of the Southwest. This interest spanned a wide range, from politics to social problems to art... The Elkus Collection includes some 1700 Native American items including pottery, paintings, jewelry, textiles, kachina dolls, baskets, beaded material, and musical instruments from the Southwest, California, the Northwest and Alaska."

NCIDC.org : Northern California Indian Development Council
"NCIDC was established in 1976 to research, develop and administer social and economic development programs designed to meet the needs of Indian and Native American Communities; to provide support and technical assistance for the development of such programs, and the conservation and preservation of historic and archeological sites and resources... Active concerns and efforts span a great number of areas from environmental preservation and restoration, to economic and cultural development."

News from Native California
"Welcome to News from Native California, a quarterly magazine devoted to California's indigenous people. Regular features, such as our Calendar, announce and report on Native events. Feature articles range from ceremonial regalia and traditional use of tobacco to environmental issues and California archaeology, all emphasizing Native Californian points of view, historic and contemporary. We also regularly feature poetry, short stories, plays, and literary non-fiction by California Indian writers. Regular columns address California Indian languages, the arts, books, skills & technology, law, and more."

Riverside County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee
This Special Distribution Fund "creates a funding source for many public uses, including local governments impacted by tribal government gaming, local governments impacted by tribal casinos not currently paying into the SDF, special districts impacted by tribal government gaming, gambling addiction programs, and reimbursement to the Division of Gambling Control and the California Gambling Control Commission for regulatory costs, and providing revenues for non-gaming tribes."

Short Overview of California Indian History
A brief history, as chonicled by Edward D. Castillo, is presented.

United American Indian Involvement
Provides support and advocacy to Native Americans in the State of California, particularly within the Los Angeles area.



Laws, Treaties, Rights

American Indian Resource Center County of Los Angeles Public Library
"The American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) was established in 1979 to meet the informational, cultural and educational needs of Native Americans in Los Angeles County and to make information about them available to the larger community... The AIRC collection is the largest public library collection in the U.S. that focuses on American Indians. AIRC materials include audiocassettes, books, compact discs, films, magazines, microfilm, newsletters, newspapers, and videocassettes. Most of these materials can be checked out."

Bibliographies of Northern and Central California Indians
Here you will find Bibliographies of Northern and Central California Indians (3 dozen tribes represented) and associated reference maps and reference lists as well as an Annotated Bibliography for Basic Library Collections (i.e., core resources on these topics).

California Department of Justice Bureau of Gambling Control
Web page with:
---California gambling law and regulation
---Tribal (California) State Gambling Compacts

California Indian Legal Services
"California Indian Legal Services (CILS) is the first Indian-controlled law firm organized to provide specialized legal representation to Indians and Indian tribes. CILS provides free or low-cost representation...".

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA)
"The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), founded in 1988, is a non-profit organization comprised of federally-recognized tribal governments. CNIGA is dedicated to the purpose of protecting the sovereign right of Indian tribes to have gaming on federally-recognized Indian lands. It acts as a planning and coordinating agency for legislative, policy, legal and communications efforts on behalf of its members and serves as an industry forum for information and resources."

California Native American Heritage Commission
"The California Native American Heritage Commission is concerned with the preservation and protection of Native American Remains and Associated Grave Goods. The Commission acts as liaison in disseminating and interpreting laws, rules and procedures affecting the large number of federally recognized tribes, tribal groups applying for federal recognition, California Native American organizations, and individuals concerned with the protection and involvement of Native American cultural resources and human remains." Their web site offers information on:
--California Native Americans (population, tribes, cultural areas and languages)
--Cultural resources
--Discovery of human remains
--Resource Guide on California Law concerning Native American Human Remains
--Strategic Plan
--Federal and State laws and codes
--Local ordinances and codes
--Commissioners

California Native American Heritage Commission
Cultural resources and Federal, state and local laws and codes are presented.

Early California Laws and Policies Related to California Indians
All about major California State laws that have adversely effected California tribes, their rights and livelihood.

The Elkus Indian Papers
"The California Academy of Sciences houses a collection of over 3,300 documents related to Indian affairs over the period 1922-1963. These papers came from the estate of Charles de Young Elkus, a San Francisco attorney whose sense of fairness manifested itself in his opinions and in the positive influence he exerted through his interest in the struggles of Native Americans of the Southwest. This interest spanned a wide range, from politics to social problems to art... The Elkus Collection includes some 1700 Native American items including pottery, paintings, jewelry, textiles, kachina dolls, baskets, beaded material, and musical instruments from the Southwest, California, the Northwest and Alaska."

NCIDC.org : Northern California Indian Development Council
"NCIDC was established in 1976 to research, develop and administer social and economic development programs designed to meet the needs of Indian and Native American Communities; to provide support and technical assistance for the development of such programs, and the conservation and preservation of historic and archeological sites and resources... Active concerns and efforts span a great number of areas from environmental preservation and restoration, to economic and cultural development."

News from Native California
"Welcome to News from Native California, a quarterly magazine devoted to California's indigenous people. Regular features, such as our Calendar, announce and report on Native events. Feature articles range from ceremonial regalia and traditional use of tobacco to environmental issues and California archaeology, all emphasizing Native Californian points of view, historic and contemporary. We also regularly feature poetry, short stories, plays, and literary non-fiction by California Indian writers. Regular columns address California Indian languages, the arts, books, skills & technology, law, and more."

Riverside County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee
This Special Distribution Fund "creates a funding source for many public uses, including local governments impacted by tribal government gaming, local governments impacted by tribal casinos not currently paying into the SDF, special districts impacted by tribal government gaming, gambling addiction programs, and reimbursement to the Division of Gambling Control and the California Gambling Control Commission for regulatory costs, and providing revenues for non-gaming tribes."

Short Overview of California Indian History
A brief history, as chonicled by Edward D. Castillo, is presented.

United American Indian Involvement
Provides support and advocacy to Native Americans in the State of California, particularly within the Los Angeles area.

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Governmental and Economic

American Indian Tribal Portal
"The EPA Tribal Portal was created as a gateway to EPA environmental information specifically related to tribal governments, such as environmental policies, practices and laws."

Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
Research on the economic development of sovereign Native American nations. At the heart of the Harvard Project is the systematic, comparative study of social and economic development on American Indian reservations. What works, where and why? A searchable publications database offers reports on self-government, infrastructure and institutions, gaming, maintaining cultural integrity, and case studies.

Indian Affairs Annual Reports, 1864-1990 : Canada
Browse or search:
Indian Affairs annual reports, 1864-1990, from Canada Department of Indian Affairs and Canada Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
Schedules of Indian Bands, Reserves and Settlements, 1902 to 1992.

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
A list of Federally recognized tribes from the Federal Register.

National NAGPRA Online Databases
Databases of information related to implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, providing contact information, status of the repatriation of cultural artifacts, and inventories of museums and Federal agencies. Databases offered:
-- Native American Consultation Database
-- Notices of Inventory Completion Database
-- Notices of Intent to Repatriate Database
-- Culturally Unidentifiable Native American Inventories Database

Office of American Indian Trust, U.S. Department of the Interior
"The American Indian Trust Office was created to ensure that the Secretary's obligations under the Federal Indian trust responsibility are performed in accordance with the standards required by the laws and policies of the United States. Among its responsibilities, the Office conducts annual reviews of tribal performance of trust functions assumed under of the Self-Governance Act of 1994." The Office web pages offer:
---Information about the Office, the trust review process, and Office activities
---Directories of Self-Governance Signatory Tribes, tribal self-governance coordinators, and Department of Interior tribal liaisons
---Answers to frequently asked questions about tribal government, government relations between U.S. federal government and tribal governments, legal status of Native Americans, jurisdiction of tribal courts, and more
---State maps showing federally recognized tribes
---Links to other Internet sites with information about tribal government and federal government relations with tribal governments

Reference materials presented include:
---Manuals, memoranda, executive orders, and guidelines for government to government relations with tribal governments
---Timeline of Federal Indian Policy
---Brief descriptions of New Deal termination policy, Nixon self-determination policy, Dawes Act, etc.

Office of Tribal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice
"The Office of Tribal Justice was established in the Department of Justice in January of 1995. The Office's primary purpose is to increase the responsiveness of the Department to the concerns of the American Indian Nations, individual Indians and others interested in Indian affairs." The Office of Tribal Justice web page presents:
---Department of Justice Sovereignty Policy
---Office of Tribal Justice mission statement

U.S. American Indian Environmental Office
The American Indian Environmental Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "coordinates the Agency-wide effort to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian Country, with a special emphasis on building Tribal capacity to administer their own environmental programs." AIEO web pages present:
---information about the AIEO, AIEO staff directory, calendar of events, recent issues of AIEO newsletter
---Directories of EPA's Tribal Operations Committee tribal representatives, tribal governments' environmental contacts, and tribal organizations involved with the environment
---Policy statements (executive order 13084 on consultation with tribal governments; 1984 EPA Indian Policy; tribal agreements template; and more)
---Laws, regulations, and guidance related to AIEO

U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) presents:
---Information about the Bureau, a directory of Bureau offices, descriptions of Bureau activities and programs, Bureau press releases, Bureau strategic plans, recent Bureau testimony to Congress
---Tribal leaders (tribal councils, agencies) directory, list of federally-recognized tribes
---Indian gaming information (proposed rules, list of tribal state compacts)
---Information about BIA trust responsibilities, tribal trust fund accounts, mineral resources on tribal lands
---Texts of executive orders, proclamations, frequently requested Public Laws related to Native Americans, tribal government, etc.,
---Connections to web pages of the Indian Health Service, Office of Indian Education, and other federal agencies
---General information and statistics about Native Americans and legal status of Native Americans

U.S. Census Bureau : American Indian and Alaska Native
Native American population estimates and projections and related maps are provided.

U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs
The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs offers the following on its web pages:
---a description of the Committee's jurisdiction and lists of Committee members and Committee staff
---list, texts, and current status of bills referred to the Committee plus Indian Affairs related legislation in the house
---statements of current issues of concern to the Committee and Committee press releases

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Newspapers

Alt-Press Watch
"Alt-Press Watch showcases unique, independent voices from some of our nation's most respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals. The database features over 670,000 articles from more than 210 publications, offering a wide range of unfettered, critical coverage of the news. All of these varied alternative and independent presses are presented in 100% full text, allowing researchers total access to regional, rural, and metropolitan perspectives on local, national, and international issues. Providing an alternative to corporate controlled media, the Alt-Press Watch database presents big stories from small sources." Access is available for those whose institutions subscribe.

Ethnic newsWatch
This is a "full-text database of newspapers, magazines and journals (in English or Spanish) of the ethnic and minority press. " This fee-based electronic resource is accessible (either directly or via proxy server) from subscribing institutions. Consult your reference librarian if you have access questions.

Indian Country Today
"Indian Country Today is an award-winning multimedia publisher of news, information, and imagery relevant to the Indigenous people of the Americas. Our mission is to better the lives of Indigenous peoples by delivering accurate, relevant, and culturally sensitive content."

News from Native California
"Welcome to News from Native California, a quarterly magazine devoted to California's indigenous people. Regular features, such as our Calendar, announce and report on Native events. Feature articles range from ceremonial regalia and traditional use of tobacco to environmental issues and California archaeology, all emphasizing Native Californian points of view, historic and contemporary. We also regularly feature poetry, short stories, plays, and literary non-fiction by California Indian writers. Regular columns address California Indian languages, the arts, books, skills & technology, law, and more."

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Education

Alaska Native Languages
"The Alaska Native Curriculum and Teacher Development Project (ANCTD) brings together teams of teachers, elders, and community members in various parts of Alaska with university-based specialists to develop curricula on Alaska Native studies and language that is available to all schools through the internet or on CD."

American Indian College Fund
"The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships and other support for the American Indian students. Tribal colleges, the vast majority of which are located on or near reservations, provide opportunity and access to post-secondary education. Offering accredited degrees while keeping Indian culture and tradition at the heart of their curricula, tribal colleges are changing the face of Indian education, one graduate at a time. The Fund disburses approximately 6,000 scholarships annually for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education. The Fund also provides support for tribal college needs ranging from capital support to cultural preservation activities."

American Indian Graduate Center
"The American Indian Graduate Center is a national organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska native graduate students throughout the country. Since its founding in 1969, AIGC has awarded more than 15,000 scholarships totaling over $44 million to graduate students in all fields of study."

American Indian Higher Education Consortium : Tribal Colleges and Universities
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium presents:
---A directory of tribal Colleges and universities in the United States. This directory lists colleges by state. For each college the directory gives address, phone number, fax number, name of president, and link to college web site.
---Information about the role of tribal colleges in postsecondary education, about the students that attend tribal colleges, and about the tribal college graduates
---Link to White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities
--- Text of Executive Order 13021, which establishes in the Department of Education a Presidential Advisory Commission entitled the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities is found at the U.S. Office of Minority Health's Tribal Colleges and Universities Initiative web page
---Articles from the Tribal College Journal, the journal of American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC).

Autry National Center
Southern California's regional museum and cultural center covering all topics and interests relating to the Southwest. The Braun Research Library is " Strong in the fields of ethnology, archaeology, linguistics, folklore, and the history of Arizona, California, and the Southwest with a focus on works on tribal histories, government, and social life and customs of the native peoples of the Americas. The Autry Library collects books, serials, sound recordings, and printed materials related to the history, geography, fine arts, and material, popular and consumer culture of the American West. Areas of strength include personal accounts of pioneer and cowboy life, ranching, tourism, women in the West, cowboy dress and equipment, literature, Western music, radio, television and film history, and popular Western imagery.

CodeTalk
CodeTalk is an information-sharing network for, and about, Native Americans. It is sponsored by all of the Federal agencies who operate Native American programs. Included are:
--- Information about Native American housing (Native American Housing Block Grant information; calendar of events concerning Native American housing)
--- Directories of and links to U.S. government agencies with programs affecting Native Americans (topics include art/culture, children and youth, tribal justice, demographics, economics, education, gaming, health, housing, and infrastructure)
--- Press releases from U.S. government agencies
--- National Directory of the Tribally Designated Housing Entities and Tribes

Genealogical Research for Native Americans
"Our staff in the Department of Anthropology receive many inquiries on how to conduct genealogical research on Native American ancestry. The following text has been compiled by our staff to assist you in locating sources of information."

Let All That is Indian Within You Die : The Reservation Boarding School System in the United States, 1870 -1928
Discussion of Indian boarding schools and cultural genocide with personal accounts and links to additional resources.

National Indian Education Association
"The Mission of the National Indian Education Association is to support traditional Native cultures and values, to enable Native learners to become contributing members of their communities, to promote Native control of educational institutions, and to improve educational opportunities and resources for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians throughout the United States." This organization reminds us "That its a good day to be educated."

National Museum of the American Indian
Information about the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City and Washington, D.C. Includes info about visiting the museums, exhibitions, collections, and programs.

Native American Studies : Quick Start Research Guide
A well organized site on Native American research resources. Covered are: Encyclopedias | Bibliographies | Indexes | Biographical Sources | Statistics | Other Libraries | Internet Resources

Native Languages of the Americas : Preserving and promoting American Indian languages
"Native Languages of the Americas is a Minnesota non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and promotion of endangered American Indian languages." Provided is a lengthy portal to Web resources concerning their subjects.

Teaching Indigenous Languages Home Page
Resource guide, articles, books, and news on indigenous (mostly North American) language instruction, stabilization, and revitalization. Indexed by subject and language/tribe.

U.S. Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
"...BIE's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe's needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. Further, the BIE is to manifest consideration of the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context."

U.S. Office of Indian Education
The U.S. Office of Indian Education offers:
---information about funding of Indian education programs under the Indian Education Act
---description of formula grants and demonstration grants along with grant applications and application guidance
---information about the Office and a staff directory

UCLA Native American Studies Center
"The core goals and objectives of the American Indian Studies Center (AISC) are to facilitate research and research collaborations; disseminate research results through research conferences, meetings and other activities; strengthen graduate and undergraduate education by providing students enrolled in the American Indian Studies program with training opportunities and access to facilities; to seek extramural research funds; and carry out university and public service programs related to the Center's research expertise."

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Gaming

National Indian Gaming Association
"Welcome to the National Indian Gaming Association's Web Page. We are an organization of over 150 sovereign Indian Nations as well as other non-voting associate members interested in the preservation of our sovereignty and protection of our economic rights in tribal gaming and economic development enterprises. NIGA operates as a clearinghouse and educational, legislative and public policy resource for tribes, policymakers, and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development."

National Indian Gaming Commission
Independent U.S. federal regulatory agency established to regulate gaming activities on Indian lands. Website offers texts of laws and regulations and a reading room with reports, enforcement actions, locations of tribal gaming operations, and other resources.

Riverside County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee
This Special Distribution Fund "creates a funding source for many public uses, including local governments impacted by tribal government gaming, local governments impacted by tribal casinos not currently paying into the SDF, special districts impacted by tribal government gaming, gambling addiction programs, and reimbursement to the Division of Gambling Control and the California Gambling Control Commission for regulatory costs, and providing revenues for non-gaming tribes."

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Health and Wellness

American Indian Health
From the National Library of Medicine "an information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians." The website brings "together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, " research, traditional healing resources, documents, databases, and links to other Web sites.l

Indian Health Service
"The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. The IHS provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to 564 federally recognized tribes in 35 states."
The IHS website has: info about: IHS; IHS facilities and types of health care available; IHS medical and non-medical programs; info about IHS jobs, recruitment, scholarships, and loans.

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
"The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is a national voice for American Indian children and families. We are the most comprehensive source of information on American Indian child welfare and the only national American Indian organization focused specifically on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect."

Native American Ethnobotany : A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants
"Native American Ethnobotany Database includes foods, drugs, dyes, fibers and other uses of plants (a total of over 44,000 items). This represents uses by 291 Native American groups of 4,029 species from 243 different plant families."

Native American Health : MedlinePlus Health Topic
The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health connect to consumer health information on health and health services for native Americans, American Indians, and Alaska natives.

Native Health Database : NHD
"The Native Health Database contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations."

Plant Use by Native Peoples of the American Southwest : Ethnographically Documented Uses of Plants
"This database contains more than 5,800 records detailing documented uses of plants among various Native peoples of the Southwest."
Sort by ethnic group, usage, or plant name.

United American Indian Involvement
Provides support and advocacy to Native Americans in the State of California, particularly within the Los Angeles area.

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Language and Telecommunications

Alaska Native Languages
"The Alaska Native Curriculum and Teacher Development Project (ANCTD) brings together teams of teachers, elders, and community members in various parts of Alaska with university-based specialists to develop curricula on Alaska Native studies and language that is available to all schools through the internet or on CD."

American Indian TV
"American Indian TV (AITV) is being brought into existence by native and non-native people who are passionate to meet the needs never met by local or national channels. Needs such as the preservation of American Indian and Alaskan Native culture, content that reflects Indian values and sensibilities, programming that features Indian artists, artisans, politicians, health care professionals, and story tellers as well as business people and entrepreneurs."

Native American Public Telecommunications
"NAPT exists to serve Native producers and Indian country in partnership with public television and radio. NAPT works with Native producers to develop, produce and distribute educational telecommunications programs for all media including public television and public radio. NAPT supports training to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives producing quality public broadcasting programs, which includes advocacy efforts promoting increased control and use of information technologies and the policies to support this control by American Indians and Alaska Natives."

Native Languages of the Americas : Preserving and promoting American Indian languages
"Native Languages of the Americas is a Minnesota non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and promotion of endangered American Indian languages." Provided is a lengthy portal to Web resources concerning their subjects.

Native Networks
The Smithsonian presents information on Native films, multimedia, and radio representing people from the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Includes news, program lists from the Native American Film and Video Festival, and these resources:
--- biographies of the artists and filmmakers with related links
--- articles about and contact information for film, video, and radio organizations and distributors
--- titles, credits, and descriptions of films shown by the NMAI Film and Video Center since 2001

SSILA : The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
Among the many resources on this society's Web site are the following:
SSILA Bulletin - Monthly email bulletin with announcements of upcoming meetings, job openings, and other important news.
Journal Contents - A comprehensive listing of articles on American Indian Languages in more than 100 journals (1988-present)
Dissertation & Thesis Index - Abstracts of over 200 dissertations and theses on American Indian languages and related topics (1988-present).
Book Announcements - A searchable database of more than 650 books, including abstracts and ordering information.
Learning Aids - A catalogue of language learning materials available for North American Indian languages.
Internet Resources - Links to organizations, publishers, academic departments, archives, and language specific sites
Upcoming Events - Information on upcoming conferences and meetings of interest to SSILA members

Teaching Indigenous Languages Home Page
Resource guide, articles, books, and news on indigenous (mostly North American) language instruction, stabilization, and revitalization. Indexed by subject and language/tribe.

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Native American Authors and Arts

American Indian TV
"American Indian TV (AITV) is being brought into existence by native and non-native people who are passionate to meet the needs never met by local or national channels. Needs such as the preservation of American Indian and Alaskan Native culture, content that reflects Indian values and sensibilities, programming that features Indian artists, artisans, politicians, health care professionals, and story tellers as well as business people and entrepreneurs."

National Museum of the American Indian
Information about the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City and Washington, D.C. Includes info about visiting the museums, exhibitions, collections, and programs.

Native American Authors : Internet Public Library
Brief information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources.
Find info by name of author, title of book, or tribe.

Native American Public Telecommunications
"NAPT exists to serve Native producers and Indian country in partnership with public television and radio. NAPT works with Native producers to develop, produce and distribute educational telecommunications programs for all media including public television and public radio. NAPT supports training to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives producing quality public broadcasting programs, which includes advocacy efforts promoting increased control and use of information technologies and the policies to support this control by American Indians and Alaska Natives."

Native Networks
The Smithsonian presents information on Native films, multimedia, and radio representing people from the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Includes news, program lists from the Native American Film and Video Festival, and these resources:
--- biographies of the artists and filmmakers with related links
--- articles about and contact information for film, video, and radio organizations and distributors
--- titles, credits, and descriptions of films shown by the NMAI Film and Video Center since 2001

Native Web : Literature
Collections of contemporary and historic literary works, journal articles, speeches, and interviews provided by a variety of sources and links to other sites with literary content.

U. S. Department of the Interior : Indian Arts and Crafts Board
"The Indian Arts and Crafts Board, a separate agency located in the U.S. Department of the Interior, was created by Congress to promote the economic development of American Indians and Alaska Natives through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market."
" The Board's activities include providing professional business and marketing advice, fundraising assistance, and promotional opportunities to Native American artists, craftspeople, and cultural organizations." This site also includes information on the Board's commissioners, Indian Museums, and a directory of businesses dealing with Indian arts and crafts.

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Native American Resources: Types of Resource

Web Site Directories and Portals

Aboriginal Canada Portal
A "window to Canadian Aboriginal on-line resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services. The portal offers ease of access and navigation to listings of Aboriginal associations, businesses, organizations, bands, communities, groups, news and peoples."

American Indian Health
From the National Library of Medicine "an information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians." The website brings "together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, " research, traditional healing resources, documents, databases, and links to other Web sites.l

American Indian Resource Center County of Los Angeles Public Library
"The American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) was established in 1979 to meet the informational, cultural and educational needs of Native Americans in Los Angeles County and to make information about them available to the larger community... The AIRC collection is the largest public library collection in the U.S. that focuses on American Indians. AIRC materials include audiocassettes, books, compact discs, films, magazines, microfilm, newsletters, newspapers, and videocassettes. Most of these materials can be checked out."

American Indian Tribal Portal
"The EPA Tribal Portal was created as a gateway to EPA environmental information specifically related to tribal governments, such as environmental policies, practices and laws."

American Indians : Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
A very comprehensive and useful portal of Native American Resources on the Internet. Categories of interest include: -- Cultural Resources. -- Art Resources. -- Educational Resources. -- Museums. -- and, Government Resources. An important resource in its field.

First Nations Periodical Index
"The First Nations Periodical Index contains journals of mainly Canadian Native content. This Index is a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students (high school or university), educators, instructors and researchers. "

iPortal: Indigenous Studies Portal Research Tool
" The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) connects faculty, students, researchers and members of the community with electronic resources: books, articles, theses, documents, photographs, archival resources, maps, etc... The vision of the Indigenous Studies Portal is to provide one place to look to find resources for Indigenous studies. This is a major undertaking and we have only just begun... The Indigenous Studies Portal is an initiative of the University of Saskatchewan Library. As of March, 2010, the iPortal has more than 21,000 records, including the Our Legacy archival records recently harvested. This includes photos, anthropological field notes, diaries, correspondence and other textual documents. "

Native American Indian Resources
A collection of links to more than 300 Native American resources, organized around the following main topics:

  • Art, Culture, Education, History, Science
  • Art Menu
  • Native maps
  • Native Stories
  • Native Astronomy
  • Native herbal knowledge
  • Native traditional food, health, nutrition
  • Indian recipes
  • Maya menu
  • Native books
  • Native nations
  • Native schools on-line
  • Pocahontas

Native American Resources
A large number of high quality resources and Web sites are presented and briefly annotated in this subject portal.

Native American Sites
Native American Sites "provides access to home pages of individual Native Americans and Nations, and to other sites that provide solidinformation about American Indians." Categories are:
---Information on Individual Native Nations
---Native Organizations and Urban Indian Centers
---Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education
---Languages
---the MASCOT issue
---Native Media - Organizations, Journals and Newspapers, Radio and Television
---Powwows and Festivals
---Native Arts Organizations and Individuals - Artists, Performers, Celebrities, Actors, Actresses, Singers, Musicians, Drum Groups, Storytellers, Authors, Activists
---Native Businesses
---General Indian-Oriented Home Pages

Native American Studies : Quick Start Research Guide
A well organized site on Native American research resources. Covered are: Encyclopedias | Bibliographies | Indexes | Biographical Sources | Statistics | Other Libraries | Internet Resources

NativeWeb
Native Web has information about native peoples throughout the world. Emphasis presently is on Native Americans. Choose to find information by subject category, by geographic region, or by nations/peoples list. Note especially the Native Events calendar in the Subject Categories section; it has calendars of events, conferences, and powwows. Also in the Subject Categories section are connections to organizations concerned with native peoples issues, newsletters, and bibliographies, as well as subject listings for art, music, literature, governance, justice, and more.



Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Reference Resources

Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics Vol. 2: Hispanic Americans & Native Americans.
Rivera Reference E184.A1 E574 2000 v.2

The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes.
Rivera Reference E77 G15 1998

The British Museum Encyclopedia of Native North America.
Rivera Reference E76.2 G74 1999

Handbook of North American Indians.
Rivera Reference E76.2 H36

Historical Atlas of Ancient America
Rivera G1101.E6 B3 2001

Atlas of Ancient America
Rivera Secured E61 .A88 1986

Atlas of the North American Indian
Rivera E77 .W36 1985

A Concise Dictionary of Indian Tribes of North America
Rivera Ref E76.2 .L44x

Dictionary of Native American Mythology
Rivera Reference E98.R3 G46 1992

Dictionary of the American Indian
Rivera E77 .S8

Encyclopedia of American Indian Costume
Rivera E98.C8 P37 1994

Encyclopedia of Native American Religions: An Introduction
Rivera Reference E98.R3 H73 2000

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Rivera Reference E76.2 .W35 1999

Handbook of the American Frontier: Four Centuries of Indian-White Relationships
Rivera Reference E76.2 .H43 1987

Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Group
Rivera Reference E184.A1 H35x

Legend and Lore of the Americas before 1492 : an Encyclopedia of Visitors, Explorers, and Immigrants
Rivera E61 .A72 1993

Native America in the Twentieth Century
Rivera Reference E76.2 .N36 1994

Native Americans: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Peoples
Rivera Reference E77 .P89 1998

Native North American Almanac
Rivera Reference E77 .N37 2001

Native North American Literature
Rivera Reference PS508.I5 N386 1994

Native Time: a Historical Timeline of Native America
Rivera Reference E98.C55 F73 1996

Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian
Rivera Reference E76.2 .R4 2007

Word Dance: the Language of Native American Culture
Rivera Reference E76.2 .W36 1994

American Indian Women: A Guide to Research
Rivera Z1209.2.N67 B36 1991

A Bibliographical Guide to the History of Indian-White Relations in the United States
Rivera Z1209.2.U5 P67

Native American Women: A Contextual Bibliography
Rivera Z1209.2.N67 G75 1983

Native American Youth and Alcohol: An Annotated Bibliography
Rivera Z1209.2.U5 L6 1989

Southwest Native American Arts and Material Culture: A Guide to Research
Rivera Z1209.2.U52 S686 1991

Biographical Dictionary of American Indian History to 1900
Rivera Reference E89 .W35 2001

Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico
Rivera E51 .U6 no.30 1907-1910

Native American Women: A Biographical Dictionary
Rivera Reference E98.W8 B38 2001

Statistical Record of Native North Americans
Rivera Reference E98.P76 S73 1993

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Books at UCR on Selected Topics


[Melvyl su searches: UCR only search]

Indians of North America

Indians of North America Dictionaries
Indians of North America Encyclopedias
Indians of North America Newspapers
Indians of North America Newspapers
Indians of North America Bibliography
Indians of North America Authors
Indians of North America Literature
Indians of North America Social Life and Customs
Indians of North America Crimes against
Indians of North America Cultural assimilation
Indians of North America History
Indians of North America Politics and government
Indians of North America Religion
Indians of North America Wars
Indians of North America Economic Conditions
Indians of North America Education
Indians of North America Art
Indians of North America Mythology
Indian Women North America
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Indians of North America California
Indians of North America California, Southern
Indians of North America Riverside County, California
Indians of North America San Bernardino County, California
Indians of North America Los Angeles County, California
Indians of North America San Diego County, California
Indians of North America California Cahuilla
Indians of North America California Luiseno
Indians of North America California Gabrielino
Indians of North America California Chumash
Indians of North America Arizona
Indians of North America New Mexico
Indians of North America Nevada
Indians of North America Utah
Indians of North America Northern Mexico
Indians of North America Canada

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Selected Native American Databases for Articles

Early encounters in North America: peoples, cultures, and the environment
"Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters." This fee-based electronic resource is accessible (either directly or via proxy server) from subscribing institutions. Consult your reference librarian if you have access questions.

The Elkus Indian Papers
"The California Academy of Sciences houses a collection of over 3,300 documents related to Indian affairs over the period 1922-1963. These papers came from the estate of Charles de Young Elkus, a San Francisco attorney whose sense of fairness manifested itself in his opinions and in the positive influence he exerted through his interest in the struggles of Native Americans of the Southwest. This interest spanned a wide range, from politics to social problems to art... The Elkus Collection includes some 1700 Native American items including pottery, paintings, jewelry, textiles, kachina dolls, baskets, beaded material, and musical instruments from the Southwest, California, the Northwest and Alaska."

First Nations Periodical Index
"The First Nations Periodical Index contains journals of mainly Canadian Native content. This Index is a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students (high school or university), educators, instructors and researchers. "

National Archaeological Database : NADB
The National Archaeological Database consists of:
(1) National Archaeological Database Reports (NADB-Reports), a database of bibliographic citations to approximately 350,000 reports on archeological planning and investigation. The database is concerned with archaeological sites in the area which is now the United States. Last updated in August 2004.
(2) NADB-MAPS (Multiple Attribute Presentation System), "a graphical application which contains a variety of maps (GIS) showing national distributions of cultural and environmental resources across the U.S. by state and county."

National NAGPRA Online Databases
Databases of information related to implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, providing contact information, status of the repatriation of cultural artifacts, and inventories of museums and Federal agencies. Databases offered:
-- Native American Consultation Database
-- Notices of Inventory Completion Database
-- Notices of Intent to Repatriate Database
-- Culturally Unidentifiable Native American Inventories Database

Native American Ethnobotany : A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants
"Native American Ethnobotany Database includes foods, drugs, dyes, fibers and other uses of plants (a total of over 44,000 items). This represents uses by 291 Native American groups of 4,029 species from 243 different plant families."

Native Health Database : NHD
"The Native Health Database contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations."

Plant Use by Native Peoples of the American Southwest : Ethnographically Documented Uses of Plants
"This database contains more than 5,800 records detailing documented uses of plants among various Native peoples of the Southwest."
Sort by ethnic group, usage, or plant name.

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Selected Social Sciences/Humanities Databases for Articles

Alt-Press Watch
"Alt-Press Watch showcases unique, independent voices from some of our nation's most respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals. The database features over 670,000 articles from more than 210 publications, offering a wide range of unfettered, critical coverage of the news. All of these varied alternative and independent presses are presented in 100% full text, allowing researchers total access to regional, rural, and metropolitan perspectives on local, national, and international issues. Providing an alternative to corporate controlled media, the Alt-Press Watch database presents big stories from small sources." Access is available for those whose institutions subscribe.

Alternative Press Index
"The Alternative Press Index is a biannual subject index to over 300 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines. Librarians consider the API to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to alternative sources of information available today." This source is available to those institutions which subscribe.

America : History and Life
America: History and Life is a bibliographic database containing citations to resources (journal articles, articles in collections, dissertations, book and media reviews, and books) on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
Coverage: 1964 to present.

America, history and life
Featured are: * Concise abstracts of journal articles * Over 450,000 entries currently available; 16,000 new entries added annually * Citations of book/media reviews and dissertations * Scope of coverage beyond history includes culture, gender studies, psychology, literature, politics, and more *This fee-based electronic resource is accessible (either directly or via proxy server) from subscribing institutions. Consult your reference librarian if you have access questions.

Anthropology Plus
This database is made up of both the Anthropological Literature Database and the Anthropological Index.
The Anthropological Literature bibliographic database contains citations to articles and essays in the fields of anthropology and archaeology. In addition to archaeology and biological, cultural, physical, and social anthropology, subjects covered include art history, ethnohistory, folklore, geography, genetics, geology, history, linguistics, music, and religion.
Coverage: 1984 to present; updated quarterly.
The Anthropological Index is a periodical index for the fields of physical anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, cultural ethnography, material culture, and linguistics.
Coverage: 1957 to present; updated quarterly.

Anthropology Plus
"Anthropology Plus combines Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and the Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. Anthropology Plus provides worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. The index offers coverage of all core periodicals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals. Coverage is from the late 19th century to the present...".

AnthroSource
"Current issues of American Anthropological Association's journals and bulletins as well as archived issues of all the AAA's journals, newsletters and bulletins. Journal issues generally appear online prior to distribution in print." Accessible to those institutions which subscribe.

CensusScope : Your Portal to Census 2000 Data
"CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends." It aims to make United States Census data accessible to educators, policymakers, and citizens. Data, charts, maps, and rankings are among the products available.

Charts give data for United States as a whole and for individual metropolitan areas, states, and counties. Topics are: population growth; population by race; multiracial profile; age distribution; household and family structure; educational attainment; language.

Maps of the United States show by county: race/ethnicity; age distribution; nuclear families; unmarried partners; segregation. From the maps you may move to charts and tables for states, metropolitan areas, and counties.

Rankings shows:
---states ranked by rate of population growth 1990-2000
---states ranked by percent of population who checked multiple races
---counties within a state ranked ranked by rate of population growth 1990-2000
---counties within a state ranked by percent of population who checked multiple races.

Segregation shows racial composition of neighborhoods for metropolitan areas and cities. Exposure and dissilimilarity indices are available.

Note: Some charts and tables do not display when using NetScape browser. Charts and tables display when using Internet Explorer browser.

Early encounters in North America: peoples, cultures, and the environment
"Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters." This fee-based electronic resource is accessible (either directly or via proxy server) from subscribing institutions. Consult your reference librarian if you have access questions.

eHRAF world cultures
This fee-based electronic resource is accessible (either directly or via proxy server) from subscribing institutions. Consult your reference librarian if you have access questions.

ERIC : Education Resources Information Center Database
The ERIC Database contains citations to more than 1,000,000 documents and journal articles on education research and practice. Connects to 340,000+ full-text non-journal documents.
Coverage: 1966-current

Ethnic newsWatch
This is a "full-text database of newspapers, magazines and journals (in English or Spanish) of the ethnic and minority press. " This fee-based electronic resource is accessible (either directly or via proxy server) from subscribing institutions. Consult your reference librarian if you have access questions.

MLA Bibliography
The MLA International Bibliography cites materials (3,500 journals, books, essay collections, proceedings, etc.) pertaining to literature, modern languages, linguistics, and folklore.
Coverage: 1963 to the present.

Fee-based electronic resource accessible by subscription. Inquire at your library about access.

PAIS International : Public Affairs Information Service
PAIS International indexes and abstracts international materials (journal articles, government publications, conference proceedings, statistical reports, etc.) dealing with global public policy and social issues, government, international relations, legislation, political science, and related topics.
Coverage: 1972 to present; abstracts start with 1985; updated monthly.

Fee-based electronic resource accessible by subscription. Inquire at your library about access.

Sociological Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts indexes and abstracts materials (journal articles, books, conference papers, dissertations, etc.) in sociology and other social and behavioral sciences. Anthropology, criminology, demography, education, law and penology, race relations, social psychology, and urban studies are among the topics covered.
Coverage: 1963 to present; abstracts after 1974.

Fee-based electronic resource accessible by subscription. Inquire at your library for access.

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Images

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian : Photographic Images
This digital collection presents the 2226 photogravure plates from The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis, issued 1907-1930 in twenty volumes. The culture areas encompassed the Great Plains, Great Basin, Plateau Region, Southwest, California, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska.
Select photogravure plates to view by: keyword; subject; American Indian tribe or geographic location; or volume.

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian is a part of the Library of Congress's American Memory project.

Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains
This is a searchable collection of over 1500 digitized images of Indian peoples from the Northern Great Plains from the 1870s to the 1960s. Most of the images are photographs, but there are also stereographs, ledger drawings, and other sketches.
Search for images to view by by subject, personal name, photographer/artist name, date, or type of media.

Indian Portraits : Bureau of Ethnology
A collection of 101 photographic portraits of Native Americans taken by De Lancey W. Gil for the U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology dating from about 1898.

National Museum of the American Indian
Information about the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City and Washington, D.C. Includes info about visiting the museums, exhibitions, collections, and programs.

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