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 and videos provide background information for beginning research on Native Americans.
Title Availability
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
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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