Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library

Native American Historical Resources

Historic Indian Publications by the US Federal Government Part 1: Bureau of American Ethnology by Brandon Burnette

Annotated Bibliography of Native American History from United States Federal Documents: Print and Online Resources by Brandon Burnette

The Invasion of America: How the United States Took Over an Eighth of the World

Native American Documents Project – focus on allotment

Native American Lost Souls Genealogy Project

Native American Netroots – cultural history forum

Southeastern Native American Documents, 1763-1842

Legislative Branch

American State Papers – Hathi Trust Digital Library

Educational Service for Indians – Hathi Trust Digital Library

Indian Education and Civilization: A Report – Internet Archive

Legal Materials

American Indian Treaties Portal – University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Early Recognized Treaties with American Indian Nations – University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Handbook of Federal Indian Law – University of Oklahoma

Indian Claims Commission Decisions – Oklahoma State University Library

Indian Reorganization Era Constitutions and Charters – University of Oklahoma

Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties – Oklahoma State University Library

Library of Congress

Judicial Branch

Historic Supreme Court Decisions
Supreme Court Decisions 1990-present

Executive Branch

Department of Commerce

American Indian Reservations and Trust Areas – Hathi Trust Digital Library

Census Bureau

American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Data and Links

Historical Decennial Census

1890 Final Reports Volume 10: Report on Indians Taxed and Indians Not Taxed in the United States (except Alaska)

1890 Extra Census Bulletins: The Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory: The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole Nations

Indian Population in the United States and Alaska, 1910

1890 Report on Indians Taxed and Indians Not Taxed in the United States (except Alaska) – Hathi Trust Digital Library

Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930, The Indian population of the United States and Alaska – Hathi Trust Digital Library

Department of Defense

American Indians in the U.S. Army

Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library – search Indians
Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library – search Native Americans

Native Americans in the U.S. Army

Atlas of the Sioux Wars Part 1 – by Charles D. Collins, Jr.
Atlas of the Sioux Wars Part 2 – by Charles D. Collins, Jr.

The Cheyenne Wars Atlas – by Charles D. Collins, Jr.

In Search of an Elusive Enemy: The Victorio Campaign – by Kendall D. Gott

To Compel with Armed Force: A Staff Ride Handbook for the Battle of Tippecanoe – Major Harry D Tunnell IV

American Indians in the Navy – Navy History and Heritage Command

Department of Education

Annual Reports from the National Advisory Council on Indian Education – Department of Education
Annual Reports from the National Advisory Council on Indian Education – National Indian Law Library

ERIC – Education Resources Information Center

Native Americans ERIC Documents
ED061008 – Felix S. Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (1958)
ED021654 – Education for Cross-Cultural Enrichment, Selected Articles from Indian Education 1952-64 (1964)
ED025353 – Answers to your Questions about American Indians (1968)
ED028863 – Indians of the Northwest (1968)
ED028864 – Indians of Oklahoma (1968)
ED028865 – Indians of the Great Lakes Area (1968)
ED028866 – Indians of the Gulf Coast States (1968)
ED028867 – Indians of the Lower Plateau (1968)
ED028868 – Indians of the Dakotas (1968)
ED028869 – Indians of the Central Plains (1968)
ED028870 – Indians, Eskimos and Aleuts of Alaska (1968)
ED028871 – Indians of the Eastern Seaboard (1967)
ED080229 – Indians of New Mexico (1968)
ED026545 – The Education of the American Indians: A Survey of the Literature (1968)
ED034625 – Indian Education: A National Tragedy — A National Challenge (1969)
ED062027 – De-Indianizing the American Indian: An Essay on the Education of the American Indian (1970)
ED104572 – Soldier and Brave: Historic Places Associated with Indian Affairs and the Indian Wars in the Trans-Mississippi West (1971)
ED087583 – The States and their Indian Citizens (1972)
ED108836 – Indians of North Carolina (1972)
ED092279 – A History of Indian Policy (1973)
ED125812 – Indians of Arizona (1973)
ED101904 – Federal and State Indian Reservations and Indian Trust Areas (1974)
ED114218 – The American Indians: Answers to 101 Questions (1974)
ED107420 – Federal Indian Policies …from the Colonial Period through the Early 1970’s (1975)
ED113114 – Legislative Analysis of the Federal Role in Indian Education (1975)
ED184774 – A Brief History of the Federal Responsibility to the American Indians (1979)
ED214711 – Indian Tribes: A Continuing Quest for Survival: A Report (1981)
ED250136 – Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians (1981)
ED249022 – American Indians: U.S. Policy Tribes and Reservations, BIA: Past and Present Economic Development (1984)

Department of the Interior

National Park Service

Archeology Program


Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
National NAGPRA Indian Land Cessions tables
National NAGPRA Law and Regulations
National NAGPRA Online Databases

Annual Reports of the Board of Indian Commissioners to the Secretary of the Interior – Hathi Trust Digital Library

Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs – University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Annual Reports of the Department of the Interior – Hathi Trust Digital Library

Indians at Work – Hathi Trust Digital Library

The Problem of Indian Administration (The Meriam Report) – Hathi Trust Digital Library
The Problem of Indian Administration (The Meriam Report) – National Indian Law Library

Independent Agencies

National Archives and Records Administration

National Endowment for the Humanities

Smithsonian Institution

Codetalkers – National Museum of the American Indian

Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology

Smithsonian Magazine

List of Publications of the Bureau of American Ethnology


Chickasaw.tv – History & Culture
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma – History

Chronicles of Oklahoma
Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture

McCasland Digital Collection of Early Oklahoma and Indian Territory Maps – Oklahoma State University

39 Tribes of Oklahoma
Indian Education Lesson Resources
Oklahoma Indian Country: One State, Many Nations – The 39 Tribes of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Indian Tribe Education Guides
The Chickasaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation

Oklahoma’s Tribal Government Websites: History and Culture
Geographic Location of Indian Nations

War & Reconstruction in Indian Territory: A History Conference in Observance of the 130th Anniversary of the Fort Smith Council


Maintained by Brandon Burnette, Government Documents Librarian, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Copyright © 1997
Updated November 16, 2015