Research Guide: Native Americans

Finding Articles

There are a number of topics involving Native Americans in the research to choose from. In addition to researching the health, employment, language, mental health, education, history, etc., current topics include appropriation of natural resources and stereotypical and racist sports mascots. 

Some keywords to look for with these current topics include:

oil, Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), natural gas, fracking (hydraulic fracturing), racism, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Chiefs, University of Utah Utes, stereotypes, mascots

Use these keywords in combination with Native American, American Indian, or the name of a specific tribe for best results. 



Background Information

The following books provide background information for beginning research on Native Americans.

  • Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty
  • KF8203.6 .T74 2008, 1st Floor Reference
  • All Indians Do Not Live in Teepees (or Casinos)
  • E98 .S7 R64 2011, 4th Floor
  • American Indians and Popular Culture
  • E98 .P99 A465 2012, 4th Floor
  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
  • E76.8 D86 2014, 4th Floor
  • American Indians at Risk
  • E98. C87 A 46 2014, 4th Floor
  • Criminal Justice in Native America
  • E98 . C87 C75, 4th Floor

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