are many excellent websites devoted to the preservation of information
about American Tribes. We recommend the following:
Memorial Lakota Museum ~ The Virtual Exhibits of the
Buechel Museum at the St. Francis Mission in Rosebud, South
Dakota. Each virtual exhibit is designed to provide information
on some aspect of Lakota culture.
Denver Public Library, Digital Collections ~ More than 8,000 images of Indians of North America in the Denver Public Library collection have been digitized and are available for viewing online.
First People features a huge database of historical Native American
photographs. Unfortunately, it is only available through the Internet Archives Wayback Machine: Photographs of Native American Indians.
Glenbow Library and Archives documents the human and natural history of Southern Alberta, Canada. It includes historic documents from history, social studies, cultural studies, and military history.
Grandfather's Spirit ~ This is a commercial site, but it has beautiful photographs at reasonable prices.
Language Consortium ~ A nonprofit organization working to revitalize the Lakota language.
of Congress ~ The online Prints and Photographs catalog
of the Library of Congress. Many of the catalog records
are accompanied by digital images, about one million digital
images in all. Of special note is the Edward
S. Curtis Collection.
Little Big Horn College ~ The Little Big Horn College's Apsáalooke
Writing Tribal Histories Project is a great resource about the
Apsáalooke (Crow) tribe past and present: history, culture,
~ The "Plains Indians" section lists
basic biographical information about the Indians present
during the Battle of the Little Bighorn on June 25-26, 1876.
Also see the "Northern Plains Indians" section
of its Message
Oglala Lakota College Archives ~ Oglala
Lakota College hosts many collections relating to Oglala history and culture.
Sequoyah National Research Center - The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of American Indian, Alaska Native, and First Nations newspapers, periodicals, and other publications. Additionally, the SNRC is home to manuscript and special collections, maps, posters, photographs, and audio-visual recordings and is the official repository for the American Indian Library Association correspondence, the National Trail of Tears Association, and the Native American Journalists Association.
Heritage Center Collections ~ Contact the Sicangu Heritage Center for a list of papers, records,
and historical documents available at Sinte Gleska University, Rosebud, South Dakota. The University's Facebook page, Lakota Documentaries, is updated frequently.
InstitutionResearch Information System (SIRIS) ~ The
Smithsonian's library collections contain over 1.2 million
volumes, including 15,000 journal titles, rare books and
manuscripts. This link will take you to the search page.