Native American Web Resources


American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection
Brought to you by the University of Washington's Digital Collections Department, this database contains "over 2,300 original photographs as well as over 1,500 pages from the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior from 1851 to 1908.

American Memory Project:  Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian Photographic Images
Library of Congress site containing over 2000 photogravure plates and narratives.  In this collection, Curtis "portrayed the traditional customs and lifeways of eighty Indian tribes. The twenty volumes, each with an accompanying portfolio, are organized by tribes and culture areas encompassing the Great Plains, Great Basin, Plateau Region, Southwest, California, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska."  Browse by geographic location or by American Indian Tribe.

California Indian Library Collections Project
Located at the Ethnic Studies Library at UC Berkeley, this marvelous resource provides tribal bibliographies of northern and central California Indians.

Indigenous Peoples' Literature
This site contains a listing of tribes, great chiefs/leaders, as well as indigenous peoples' literature from North America as well as Mexico, Latin America, Central America, and South America.

Muwekma Ohlone Indian Tribe
Official website of the Muwekma Ohlone Indian Tribe, the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay region.

National Museum of the Native American Indian
This museum contains "one of the most extensive collections of Native American arts and artifacts in the world—approximately 266,000 catalog records (825,000 items) representing over 12,000 years of history and more than 1,200 indigenous cultures throughout the Americas. Ranging from ancient Paleo-Indian points to contemporary fine arts, the collections include works of aesthetic, religious, and historical significance as well as articles produced for everyday use.  In addition to the object collections, the museum’s holdings also include the Photographic Archive (approximately 324,000 images from the 1860s to the present)." 

Native Languages of the Americas
This site is dedicated to preserving and promoting American Indian tribal languages, particularly through the use of Internet technology.

NativeWeb, an international, nonprofit, educational organization has created a gateway site about indigenous cultures around the world.  See the "Nations Index" link for information about specific tribes.

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Last updated:  May, 2010                                                                        Questions & Comments: Nancy McEnery