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AN 320: Native Peoples of North America
Reference Resources (available in the Reference Collection unless otherwise noted).
Oxford Reference Online. Full-text reference collection covering subjects from art & architrecture to science.
Handbook of Indians North of Mexico. Hodge, Frederick Webb.
Encyclopedia of North American Indians. Hoxie, Frederick E., editor.
Handbook of North American Indians. Sturtevant, William C., general editor. This series has been years in the making and is not yet complete. A second set (nearly complete) is available for checkout on the 3rd floor. Call number E76.2 .H36, volumes 2-15, 17.
A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Pritzker, Barry M.
Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the History, Condition, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States. Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe.
Handbook of Indians of Canada. Hodge, Frederick Webb.
Native American Ethnobotany. Moerman, Daniel E.
Handbook of Middle American Indians. Wauchope, Robert, general editor.
The Indians of Central and South America: an Ethnohistorical Dictionary. Olson, James S.
Handbook of Latin American Studies. University of Texas (Austin) Press.
Atlas of the North American Indian, 3rd edition. Waldman, Carl.
Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports. Smithsonian Institute, Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE). E 51 U55, volumes 2-4, 3rd floor. Also online from the National Library of France. List of publications of the BAE can be found at this link.
There are a few different subject headings to use: "Native Peoples", "Indigenous Peoples", "Indians", "Indians of North America", "Indians of Mexico", or "Indians of Central America" when you are searching the library catalog. Adding individual tribes or cultural attirbutes with these can narrow down your search. This holds true for the WorldCat and (sort of) MelCat catalogs as well.
You can search for news stories in OneSearch or use Access World News directly, which allows limiting searches by state.
U.S. Government Links
Bureau of Indian Affairs. Established in 1824, this is the oldest bureau in the Department of the Interior. Information can be found on many topics including: economic development, gaming, education, self-determination, self-government.
United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Re-established in 1977. The Committee has jurisdiction to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties. List of publications from this committee back to 1985.
The House, within the the Committee on Natural Resources, has the subcommittee Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Canada: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and the Assembly of First Nations.
Internet Resources and Directories of Native American Cultures.
Databases at NMU: I will refer you back to the Electronic Resources Available at NMU section of the AN 100 Course guide. The OneSearch feature, shown above, searches across many databases.
Electronic resources coverning Anthropology available through NMU.
National Indian Education Association
Latin American Network and Information Center
Regarding Internet resources, you've been surfing for years now, but do you ask yourself these questions when you land on a website? Do you have the guts to use a resource you've found online without checking it out first? And regarding this class, Techniques for Evaluating American Indian Web Sites.
Canada: List of First Nations periodicals (and other media) from wikipedia, Nationtalk (daily Aboriginal specific news), Firstnationsseeker--organized by language group or region in North America with links to official websites. Bow Valley College has a library resource page similar to this one as does Thompson Rivers University and Vancouver Community College.
Google Books Advanced Search. A hit-and-miss resource. You might get lucky and find that a book or journal has been digitized.