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.
Public Library, Western History and Genealogy, Digital Image
Collection ~ Over 120,000 of the images in the collection
have been digitized and are available for viewing online
in the Digital Image Catalog. The Digital Image Collection
consists of prints and negatives that document the history
of Colorado and the American West. This link will take you
to the search page.
People ~ Huge database of historical Native American
photographs and texts (articles, treaties, poems, legends,
Realm ~ Frank lives in Finland and specializes in the
Plains Indians and other "Characters of the Old West."
Glenbow Museum - The database contains a selection of the art, community history, military history, and Native North America collections, primiarly focused on the history of Alberta, Canada.
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.
Winter Counts: An Online Exhibit ~ The Smithsonian National
Anthropological Archives' exhibit includes information about
winter counts (timeline, author, overall view) and has a
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 "Northern 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 ~ The archives of the Oglala
Lakota College hosts a collection of 1,600 photographs.
Pictures ~ Huge database of pictures of Native Americans
(mostly by Edward S. Curtis). Be sure to look in the "Old
West" section also.
Coups State Park ~ Rare historical photographs of the
Apsáalooke's last great chief.
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.