Databases by subject: American Indian Studies

Major Indexes

American Indian Histories and Culture

Locate archival materials covering North America and Central America from the 17th to mid-20th century. Includes archival materials from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library.


Find articles and book reviews from anthropology journals of the American Anthropological Association.

Bibliography of Native North Americans

Find citations to books, articles, and government documents about indigenous peoples of North America, covering the 1500s to the present.

North American Indian Thought and Culture

Find biographies, autobiographies, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories on indigenous peoples of North America.

Additional Indexes

American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism

Find digitized FBI files on the American Indian Movement (AIM), from 1968-1979.

Anthropology Plus

Find journal articles and reports from 19th century to the present in anthropology/archaeology and related interdisciplinary fields.

Archive Explorer

Find primary source materials from digital collections on American Indians, the American West, China, the Middle East, gender studies, Perdita Manuscripts (early modern women writers), and the Virginia Company.


Find Congressional reports, bills, hearings, committee prints, serial set maps, and other documents.

Ethnic NewsWatch

Find articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals from ethnic, minority, and native presses.

Ethnographic Video Online

Find streaming online videos of classic and contemporary documentaries, previously unpublished footage from anthropologists and ethnographers, field recordings, select feature films, and indigenous media.

Historical Chicago Tribune

Includes full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of this major midwestern US newspaper.

Historical Newspapers-ProQuest (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post)

Find historical United States newspapers including the Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Washington Post.

Historical Washington Post

Includes full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of this major newspaper from the Nation's capital. Provides a unique perspective of US politics and government.

North American Indian Drama

Find plays, articles, photographs, and interviews related to American Indian, First Nation, and Pacific Islanders playwrights of the 20th century.