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American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia

Written from an American Indian perspective with input from religious scholars and community leaders, this pioneering reference work explores indigenous North American religions and religious practices and rituals.

Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America

Covers Native North American history, life, and culture from the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF). Materials indexed include the cumulative eight volumes of the Ethnographic Bibliography of North America, books, journal articles, essays, conference papers, dissertations and U.S. government documents. This database was formerly known as Bibliography of Native North Americans.

Ethnic Newswatch Complete

Ethnic NewsWatch provides access to full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. Subject coverage includes culture, religion, independent press, and ethnic studies. The database also contains Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989.

Indigenous Histories and Cultures in North America

Four centuries of history, from early contact to the modern era, are featured in this resource. Coverage includes peoples of North and Central America; materials include manuscripts, illustrations, newspapers, books, photos and maps. Cross-searchable with the American West database. This database was formerly called American Indian Histories and Cultures

Native Americans: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Peoples

The history, culture, and present state of Native America are explored in this reference work on the Indigenous peoples of North America. It systematically presents historical and modern data for all known Native American groups in Canada and the United States, listing the different groups alphabetically within ten culture areas. Information categories for each group include: tribal name (with translation, origin, and definition); location; population; history and culture, including tribal origin and history; significant leaders; crafts; dwelling; dress; government; and religion.

North American Indian Drama

Provides full text plays from American Indian and First Nation playwrights of the 20th century. More than half of the works are previously unpublished, and hard to find, representing groups such as Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Pembina Chippewa, Ojibway, Comanche, Cree, Navajo, Rappahannock, and others.

Subject Librarian(s)

Lina Ortega
Lina Ortega

Associate Curator, Western History Collections