US Indigenous Studies

US Indigenous Studies

Library Databases

Image Archives

Newspaper Rock

Hiser, David. Newspaper Rock Is a Large Cliff Mural of Ancient Indian Petroglyphs and Pictographs, Remarkable for the Clarity of Its Numerous Figures, 05/1972. 1972. The U.S. National Archives. Flickr. Yahoo. 19 Nov. 2015. 

Online Streaming Videos

Source: " Mark Benavente preserves Guam's culture through weaving " by kuamnews , is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

"There are many talented weavers within the community like James Bamba, Jose Cruz, and Thomas Torres whose goal is to preserve and perpetuate our culture through the art of weaving."

Books in the Library

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Main Collection and eBook

Call Number: 970.1 U96

Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist.

Spirit of the First People: Native American Music Traditions of Washington State

Main Collection

Call Number: 780.8997 S759 1999

Spirit of the First People is a collection of personal narratives, stories, and essays on the music of the First People in the region that now encompasses Washington State.

Eating the Landscape: American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and Resilience

Main Collection

Call Number: 979.004 S172e 2012

Enrique Salmón weaves his historical and cultural knowledge as a renowned Indigenous ethnobotanist with stories American Indian farmers have shared with him to illustrate how traditional Indigenous foodways 

Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond


Examines powwows primarily in and around New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut and along the Atlantic coastline into New England.

Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast

Main Collection

Call Number: 979.5004 L773 2005

In this exhibition, representatives from 11 Native communities along the North Pacific Coast share their perspectives on more than 400 ceremonial and everyday objects that connect them to their lands, customs and ancestors.


Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation

Main Collection

Call Number: 306.0996 M479c 2001

Coming of Age in Samoa is a 1928 book by American anthropologist Margaret Mead based upon her research and study of youth – primarily adolescent girls – on the island of Taʻū in the Samoan Islands

Decolonizing "prehistory" : deep time and indigenous knowledges in North America

Main Collection

Call number 970.00497 D296 2021

Examines and challenges the paradoxical role that modern historical-archaeological scholarship plays in adding legitimacy to, but also delegitimizing, contemporary colonialist practices. 

Lakota America

Main Collection & eBook Collection

Call Number 978.004 H198l 2019

The first comprehensive history of the Lakota Indians and their profound role in shaping America's history This first complete account of the Lakota Indians traces their rich and often surprising history from the early sixteenth to the early twenty first century.

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