Electronic Resources Accessible from DOI Locations Only
Web Sites -- Table of Contents
- Tribal Governments
- Other Organizations (Non-Federal)
- Federal Agencies
- Guides to Federal Records
- Legal Sources
- Bibliographies and Resources
- Digital Libraries
- Directories of Internet Sites on Native Americans
- NativeWeb Native American Tribal Pages
List of links to tribal government web sites.
- Tribal Leaders Directory
Produced by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, includes tribal leaders and BIA representatives.
- Maintained by Lisa Mitten, Native American Nations includes links to the web sites of both recognized and unrecognized tribes, and links to other sites about the tribes, but not produced by them.
- Tribes Not Recognized by the Federal Government
- Alaska Native Community Database
- American Indians and Their Federal Relationship
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, March 1972. 38 p.
- Governing Bodies of Federally Recognized Indian Groups Excluding Alaska
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, March 1978. 26 p.
- Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
- Alaska Federation of Natives
- Alaska Native Knowledge Network
- American Indian Higher Education Consortium
- American Indian Movement
- American Indian Policy Center
- American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation
- Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
- Institute for American Indian Arts
- Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
- Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative
- Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada
- InterTribal Timber Council
- National Congress of American Indians
- National Indian Child Welfare Association
- National Indian Council on Aging
- National Indian Gaming Association
- National Indian Health Board
- National Indian Education Association
- National Tribal Environmental Council
- Native American Fish and Wildlife Society
- Native American Rights Fund
- Native American Water Association
- Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
- State Committees and Commissions on Indian Affairs
Produced by the National Conference of State Lesiglatures, this compilation includes both legislative and executive branch committees and commissions, contact names and numbers.
Department of the Interior
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Bureau of Indian Education
- Office of Hearings and Appeals
- Indian Arts and Crafts Board
- Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians
- American Indian Liaison Office
- Kennewick Man
- National NAGPRA Program
- National NAGPRA Online Databases
- Tribal Preservation Program
- American Indian and Alaska Native Populations: 2010
- Facts on the the American Indian and Alaskan Native Population
- Guide to USDA Programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives
- Forest Service National Resource Guide to American Indian and Alaska Native Relations
- Public and Indian Housing
- Code Talk
Code Talk is a Federal inter-agency Native American website that provides information for Native American communities.
- Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Resource Center
- American Indian Law Review
American Indian Law Review Index Page includes links to an Articles, Commentaries and Notes Index; an Author and Book Review Index; a Legislation, Statutes and Treaties Index; a Subject Index; a Table of Cases; and a Tribal Index.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs Federal Acknowledgement Decision Compilation
The database is an online version of the Acknowledgment Decision Compilation (ADC), a record of documents that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has on file for groups that have gone through the federal recognition process.
- Cobell Lawsuit
Material related to the case, including important court rulings and orders, and Quarterly Reports to the Court submitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Collected by the DOI Office of Special Trustee.
- Cornell Legal Information Institute
Cornell Legal Information Institute provides a list of virtually all legislation that pertains to Indian Law with links to the full text of the legislation.
- Database of State-Tribal Legislation
Produced by the National Conference of State Legislatures, the database provides descriptions and histories of bills introduced into state legislatures which affect Indian tribes. Search bills from 2010 to the present by keyword or bill number, and limit results by state and status.
- Early Recognized Treaties with American Indian Nations
Published by University of Nebraska Libraries Electronic Text Center. Provides access to the nine federally recognized Indian treaties that are absent from volume 2 of Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, by Charles J. Kappler (see below). This site therefore complements the digitized Kappler collection provided by the Oklahoma State University Library Electronic Publishing Center. All 375 treaties are now available online through these two resources.
- FindLaw Indian and Native Peoples Law
- Guide to Law Online: Indians of North America
The Guide to Law Online is a selective, annotated compendium of Internet links produced by the Law Library of Congress. In compiling this list, emphasis is on sites offering the full texts of laws, regulations, and court decisions, along with commentary from lawyers writing primarily for other lawyers. Materials related to law and government that were written by or for lay persons also have been included, as have government sites providing general information.
- Indigenous Governance Database
Developed by the University of Arizona's Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, this database contains text, video, and audio resources about tribal sovereignty, governance, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development.
- U.S. Dept. of the Interior Office of Hearings and Appeals
The office provides access to these decisions:
A and M Decisions
Copps Mineral and Public Land Laws (1881, 1890)
Digest of Grazing Decisions (1993-2001)
Director's Decisions (1996 to the present)
Hearings Division (Selected, 2000 to the present)
IBIA Decisions (1970 to the present)
IBLA Decisions (1970 to the present)
Land Decisions (181-1929) and Interior Decisions (1930-1994)
Solicitor's Decisions (1993 to the present)
- Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA)
- Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA)
- Index of Native American Legal Resources on the Internet
- Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Hosted by the Oklahoma State University Library. Volumes I through VII are available on the web both as fully searchable digitized text and as page images.
Indian Claims Commission
Digitized by the Oklahoma State University Library, and produced in cooperation with the University of Tulsa Law Library and the National Indian Law Library.
- Annual Report (A few years are available)
- General Rules of Procedure, promulgated July 4, 1947
- Final Report, 1978
- Indian Land Cessions in the United States: U.S. Serial Set Number 4015
- Indian Law Bulletins
A current awareness service of the National Indian Law Library
- Indian Law Resource Center
Legal advocacy for the protection of indigenous peoples' human rights, cultures, and traditional lands so that Indian tribes and nations may flourish for generations to come.
- National Indian Justice Center
The National Indian Justice Center was established in 1983 through the collective efforts of the National American Indian Court Judges Association, the American Indian Lawyer Training Program, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in order to establish an independent national resource for Native communities and tribal governments.
- National Indian Law Library
A public law library devoted to Federal Indian and tribal law
- Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
This Project is a cooperative effort among the University of Oklahoma Law Center, the National Indian Law Library, and Native American tribes providing access to the Constitutions, Tribal Codes, and other legal documents.
- Native American Documents Project
This project was begun in 1992 to develop methods for making documents of Federal Indian policy history accessible by computer. Many documents were taken from microfilmed collections of reports and letters in the National Archives. Others were taken from official publications, mainly the annual reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
- Native American Law Blog
A member of the law professor blogs network. Official Blog of the AALS Section on Native American Law
- Tribal Court Clearinghouse
The Tribal Court Clearinghouse is designed as a resource for tribal justice systems and others involved in the enhancement of justice in Indian country.
- Turtle Talk
Turtle Talk is the blog for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law. There are news items related to Indian law and politics, with a special emphasis on topics related to Indian tribes in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. In addition, Turtle Talk offers links to every Supreme Court case involving Federal Indian law from 1959 to the present.
- University of Oklahoma Law Center - Native American Legal Resources
- Alaska Native Collections: Sharing Knowledge
This website, produced by the Smithsonian Institution, aims to make vast Alaska and northeast Siberia collections in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) accessible. The project was implemented by the Arctic Studies Center, a research program of NMNH's Department of Anthropology.
- Alaskool: Online Materials about Alaska Native History, Education, Languages and Cultures
Developed by the Alaska Native Curriculum and Teacher Development Project
- American Indian Art and Design
With links to online exhibitions produced by the National Museum of the American Indian
- American Indian History and Culture
Includes reading lists prepared by the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution.
- Bibliographies of Northern and Central California Indians
Produced by the California Indian Library Collections Project, Ethnic Studies Library, U.C. Berkeley
- List of Publications of the Bureau of American Ethnology With Index to Authors and Titles
Smithsonian Institution Libraries Electronic Edition, 1997
- Annual Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology
Digitized and presented by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
- 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.
- Impacts of Resource Development on Native American Lands
Sponsored by Carleton College, the site includes six case studies that cover uranium mining in the Navajo Nation, gold mining on the Fort Belknap and Pine Ridge reservations, coal bed methane and the Crow Reservation, water resources of the Nez Perce, and the resources of the Pribilof archipelago.
- Living Homes for Cultural Expression: North American Native Perspectives on Creating Community Museums
produced by National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. Includes a Tribal Museum Directory (p. 98-119).
- Native American Authors
A list provided by the IPL2 (formerly the Internet Public Library). Includes bibliographies of published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal web sites.
- Native American Ethnobotany Database
- Native Americans and the Environment
- The Pluralism Project: Traditions of Native Peoples
The Pluralism Project at Harvard University studies America's changing religious landscape, documents the contours of our multi-religious society, explores new forms of interfaith engagement, and studies the impact of religious diversity in civic life.
- Storytellers: Native American Authors Online
- Ten Years of Tribal Government under I.R.A.
by Theodore H. Haas, published in 1947 by the U.S. Indian Service
- American Indians of the Pacific Northwest
This collection represents a selection of the collections of the University of Washington Libraries and the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, Washington. It includes original photographs and documents about the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures, complemented by essays written by anthropologists, historians, and teachers about both particular tribes and cross-cultural topics. These cultures have occupied, and in some cases still live in parts of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Maps are available that show traditional territories or reservation boundaries.
Most of the photographs date from before 1920. Primary text sources include six Indian treaties negotiated in 1855 and over 3,800 pages from the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior from 1851 through 1908. Secondary sources include 89 articles from the Pacific Northwest Quarterly and 23 papers from the University of Washington Publications in Anthropology series. A few additional photographs and articles were sought from other institutions and added to the collection to complement the topical essays.
- Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History
Beginning in 1966, tobacco heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke funded seven American Indian oral history projects, including one based at the University of Oklahoma. The Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History online provides access to typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes. Related are accounts of Indian ceremonies, customs, social conditions, philosophies, and standards of living. Members of every tribe resident in Oklahoma were interviewed.
- Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: Photographic Images
The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis is one of the most significant and controversial representations of traditional American Indian culture ever produced. Issued in a limited edition from 1907-1930, the publication continues to exert a major influence on the image of Indians in popular culture. Curtis said he wanted to document "the old time Indian, his dress, his ceremonies, his life and manners." In over 2000 photogravure plates and narrative, 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. Featured here are all of the published photogravure images including over 1500 illustrations bound in the text volumes, along with over 700 portfolio plates.
- Electronic Texts on Native Americans at the University of Virginia Libraries
- History of the American West, 1860-1920
Over 30,000 photographs, drawn from the holdings of the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library, illuminate many aspects of the history of the American West. Most of the photographs were taken between 1860 and 1920.
- Living Voices
Presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Provides audio files of 40 Native Americans and Native Hawaiians discussing their lives.
- McCasland Digital Collection of Early Oklahoma and Indian Territory Maps
Between 1803 and 1925 more than 1,000 political, expedition, geographical, meteorological, and topographical maps of the Oklahoma region were produced and included in the American State Papers and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set. This site is sponsored by the Oklahoma State University Library and funded by the McCasland Foundation of Duncan, Oklahoma. Newly digitized maps are added weekly.
- Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
Coordinated by the University of Oklahoma Law Library and The National Indian Law Library of the Native American Rights Fund
- Omaha Indian Music
Omaha Indian Music features traditional Omaha music from the 1890s and 1980s. The multiformat ethnographic field collection contains 44 wax cylinder recordings collected by Francis La Flesche and Alice Cunningham Fletcher between 1895 and 1897, 323 songs and speeches from the 1983 Omaha harvest celebration pow-wow, and 25 songs and speeches from the 1985 Hethu'shka Society concert at the Library of Congress. Segments from interviews with members of the Omaha tribe conducted in 1983 and 1999 provide contextual information for the songs and speeches included in the collection.
- Papers of the War Department, 1784 to 1800
Produced by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, this database offers digital images of documents pertaining to the U.S. War Department that are physically scattered in repositories across the nation. It also provides information about documents that are cited in existing records but appear not to have survived. Browsable by year, author, and recipient and searchable by author, recipient, location, year, and topic, the site includes documents on Indian affairs, veteran affairs, assistance to widows and children, military issues, and the establishment of the federal government.
- Trail Tribes: History with a Tribal Perspective, along Trails Followed by Lewis and Clark
Originally produced by the Lifelong Learning Project at the University of Montana