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Digital Collections (Photographic, Audio and Textual)

Edward S. Curtis' The North American Indian  
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest 
Map Collections: 1500:2002 
Native Americans on the Northern Great Plains: 1880-1920 
Omaha Indian Music 
Western History & Genealogy at the Denver Public Library 

Books and Articles with full text online

"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900 
full texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts.
(Re)Invention And Contextualization In Contemporary Native American Fiction  by Wendy J. Rohrbacher (M.A. Thesis)
1491  by Charles C. Mann, in The Atlantic Unbound
An Oklahoman Abroad  by Carrie LeFlore Perry
Brief History of the Pequot War , Written by Major John Mason
Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache Texts  Harry Hoijer
Collection of translated Innu stories and other cultural information 
Dahcotah, or, Life and legends of the Sioux around Fort Snelling   by Mary H. Eastman from Canadiana.org
Debunking Myths for Species Survival  by Glenn Morris
Dumbarton Oaks Electronic Texts in Pre-Columbian Studies  (Big! in PDF format)
Early Canadiana Online , with a strong collection of Native American relevant texts.
Excerpt from On the Rez, by Ian Frazier, from The Atlantic Monthly 
Feature Articles from News from Native California are online 
For the Next Seven Generations: Indigenous Americans and Communalism  by Glenn Morris
Frontier In American History  by Frederick Jackson Turner
Genius of Sequoyah  by Jim Parins
History as Romantic Art: Bancroft, Prescott, Motley, and Parkman  by David Levin
History of the Conquest of Mexico  by William Hickling Prescott
Hopi Nation: Essays on Indigenous Art, Culture, History, and Law 
Indian Land Cessions in the United States , United States Congressional Serial Set #4015
Inuktitut: In the Way of the Inuit 
Iroquois Constitution 
James Roane Gregory:   Additional Texts - Yuchi
James Roane Gregory:  Part I
Leather-stocking as Myth and Symbol 
Man Between Nations: The Diary of Peter Pitchlynn 
Newspaper Writings of Susette La Flesche 
Osage: A Historical Sketch , George E. Tinker
Peter Pitseolak (1902-1973)  Inuit Historian of Seekooseelak
Pioneering the Upper Midwest Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910 
138 first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories, ethnographic and antiquarian texts, colonial archival documents, and other works.
Poems of John Rollin Ridge 
Romancing the Indian  by Adriana Rissetto
Selected Works of Charles Gibson 
The Newspaper Writings of Susette La Flesche A Selected Edition
Three California Writers , Alfred C. Gillis, Wa-Wa Chaw, Samuel J. Rice
Travel and Westward Expansion  from The Nineteenth Century in Print: Books
U.S. Indian Policy: Extermination and Assimilation  by Glenn Morris
Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth  by Henry Nash Smith
White Buffalo Calf Woman Brings The First Pipe  As told by: Joseph Chasing Horse
Native American Testimony at the Poison Fire, Sacred Earth,
The World Uranium Hearing, Salzburg 1992
Thomas Banyacya Sr. Hopi
James Garrett Lakota
Laurie Goodman Diné (Navajo)
Philipp Harrison Diné (Navajo)
Russel Jim Yakima
Gloria Lewis Laguna
Suwimi Lewis Laguna
Manuel Pino Acoma(Discussion of slide presentation)
Anna Rondon Diné (Navajo)
Austin Sam Diné (Navajo)
Rex Tilousi Havasupai
Carletta Tilousi Havasupai
Alveno Waconda Laguna
Floyd Red Crow Westerman Dakota
Ian Zabarte Western Shoshone

Articles from The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Weekly, Scribner's Magazine, Century Magazine, St. Nicolas Magazine in the period 1880 - 1905
An Apache Medicine Dance  Frank Russell
Poganuc People: Their Loves and Lives Harriet Beecher Stowe
HeadHunters of the Amazon: Seven Years of Exploration and Adventure  Fritz W. Up de Graff
'The Quality of Mercy': A Story of the Indian Territory  John M. Oskison
A Chiricahua Apache`s Account of the Geronimo Campaign of 1886  Morris Opler and Samuel E. Kenoi
A Prairie Borgia  by John G. Neihardt
Aboriginal America  by Jacob Abbott
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  Mark Twain
An Indian Allotment  by Francis La Flesche
An Indian Boy's Story  by Ah-nen-la-de-ni (La France, Daniel)
An Indian on the Problems of His Race  Simon Pokagon
An Indian's Views of Indian Affairs  Young Joseph
An Interesting Representative of a Vanishing Race  B. O. Flower
Ancient Mining on the Shores of Lake Superior  by Albert D. Hagar
Chief Joseph  Anonymous
Custer's Last Battle  Captain Charles King
Diverse Tongues: A Sketch  John M. Oskison
Diverse Tongues: A Sketch  John M. Oskison
Drifting Crane  by Hamlin Garland
Friends of the Indian  John M. Oskison
Gray Wolf's Daughter  Hinook-Mahiwi-Kilinaka (Angel de Cora)
Have We Failed with the Indian?  Henry L. Dawes
Hiawatha  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
How Squire Coyote Brought Fire to the Cahroc  John Vance Cheney
In the Name of His Ancestor  William Jones
Indian Songs  by Mary Austin
Indian Superstitions and Legends  Simon Pokagon
Indian Why Stories  Frank B. Linderman
Jimville: A Bret Harte Town  Mary Austin
Labor Among Primitive Peoples  George J. Engelmann
Legends of Vancouver  E. Pauline Johnson
Life at an Indian Agency  Rufus F. Zogbaum
Little Coyote  Mary Austin
Little Friend Coyote  George Bird Grinnell
Little Wolf  by John G. Neihardt
Mahala Joe  Mary Austin
Many Swans: Sun Myth of the North American Indians  Amy Lowell
Medicine Song: To Be Sung in Time of Evil Fortune  by Mary Austin
Medicine Songs  by Mary Austin
Minnehaha  Eva Wilder McGlasson
Myths and Legends of the Sioux  by Marie L. McLaughlin
Naming the Indians  Simon Pokagon
Naming the Indians  by Frank Terry, Superintendent, U.S. Boarding School
Noqoìlpi, the Gambler: A Navajo Myth  Washington Matthews
Notes Among the Indians  Vincent Colyer
Omaha, the Prairie City by William R. Lighton
Only the Master Shall Praise  John M. Oskison
Recent Writings By American Indians  Elisabeth Luther Cary
Remaining Causes of Indian Discontent  John M. Oskison
Songs of the Pueblo Indians  Amy Lowell
The Apples of Hesperides, Kansas  John M. Oskison
The Art of War and Newspaper Men  Frederic Remington
The Basket Maker  Mary Austin
The Biologist's Quest  John M. Oskison
The Cities That Were Forgotten Charles F. Lummis
The Deer-star (A Paiute Legend)  by Mary Austin
The Dime Novel in American Life  by Charles M. Harvey
The End of the Dream  by John G. Neihardt
The Fading of Shadow Flower  by John G. Neihardt
The Future of the Red Man 
The Giant Indians of Tierra Del Fuego  Frederick A. Cook
The Girl Who Was the Ring.  by George Bird Grinnell
The Indian of Commerce  Anonymous
The Indian on the Reservation  by George Bird Grinnell
The Indian Territory  Henry L. Dawes
The Indian Who Is Not Poor  Charles F. Lummis
The Land of Little Rain  by Mary Austin
The Last of the Five Tribes  by Grant Foreman
The Last of the Mohicans  James Fenimore Cooper
The Last Protest: A Story of Montana  Henry Oyen
The Last Thunder Song  by John G. Neihardt
The Lost City  Joseph E. Badger Jr.
The Man Who Interfered  John M. Oskison
The Man Who Would Not Be Saved  Henry Oyen
The Medicine Grizzly Bear  by George Bird Grinnell
The Navajo Indians by William M. Edwardy
The New Indian Messiah  Marion P. Maus
The North American Indian--The Disappearance of the Race A Popular Fallacy  by J. Worden Pope, U.S. Army
The Problem of Old Harjo  John M. Oskison
The Pueblo of Acoma  by Clarence Pullen
The Red Man's Last Roll-Call  by Charles M. Harvey
The Sick Child  Henook-Makhewe-Kelenaka (Angel De Cora)
The Singing of the Frog  by John G. Neihardt
The Smile of God: An Omaha Indian Story  by John G. Neihardt
The Song-Makers  Mary Austin
The Spirit of Crow Butte  by John G. Neihardt
The Story of a Vision   by Francis La Flesche
The Sun-Dance of the Sioux  by Frederick Schwatka
The Triumph of Seha  by John G. Neihardt
The True Story of the Wallowa Campaign  General O. O. Howard
The Wanderings of Cochiti Charles F. Lummis
The Wards of the United States Government  H. H.
The White Hour  Mary Austin
The Wild Indian  George Bird Grinnell
Three Noted Chiefs of the Sioux  Anonymous
Two Stories of Oklahoma  by Hamlin Garland
When the Grass Grew Long  John M. Oskison
When the Snows Drift  by John G. Neihardt
Young Henry and the Old Man by John M. Oskison
Myths and Myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology   John Fiske
Myths of the Jicarilla Apache   Frank Russell
The Jicarilla Genesis   James Mooney

Contemporary Native American Writing Online

Introduction to the Ken Lopez catalog of Native American Literature  by Leslie Marmon Silko
Selected full text articles  from the Saskatchewan Indian
Selections from work in progress that speaks from years with the Zunis in New Mexico  by Dennis Tedlock
SpruceRoots , a monthly journal providing
perspectives and promoting discussion on issues that affect Haida Gwaii.
Storytellers: Native American Authors Online 
Turtle Goes to War: Of Military Commissions, the Constitution and American Indian Memory 
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Scholarly Articles & Document Archives

"The Only Good Indian is a Dead Indian" 
History and Meaning of a Proverbial Stereotype by Wolfgang Mieder in De Proverbio An Electronic Journal of International Proverb Studies
The Cherokee Phoenix searchable archive  from the Univ. of Georgia
Distant Relations , Chicano, Irish and Mexican Art. Critical Writing.
Eleuterio Escobar Collection , primary source materials which document the struggle of Mexican Americans to obtain educational equality.
La Identidad Édentidad en el Refranero Mexicano  Herón Pérez Martínez in De Proverbio An Electronic Journal of International Proverb Studies
Proverbs and prejudice: El Indio In Hispanic Proverbial Speech , Shirley L. Arora
in De Proverbio An Electronic Journal of International Proverb Studies
Redeeming Riel  by Lois Drew from Canadian Poetry
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842  from the Univ. of Georgia

Speeches and Interviews

An Interview with Leslie Marmon Silko 
by Thomas Irmer (Alt-X Berlin/Leipzig correspondent)
Part 2
Louise Erdrich interview in Salon  [Missing 7/16/12]

Newspaper Articles and Journalism

Dark Days on Black Mesa 
Part 2: People Betrayed from the Phoenix New Times
Return of the Natives: 
An eight-part series from The Hartford Courant
Stories from the High Country News: 
Seeking justice for all on the Colorado Plateau
Native Stories and Their Keeperby John Dougherty
Native Americans move ahead politically
We are the story, this time
The sacred comes home
Restoring a Presence: American Indians and Yellowstone National Park
Why Native Americans look at Lewis and Clark with different eyes
A Utah rancher’s secret was a gift to us
Run before dawn and other advice from a Native American elder
Project puts tribal lands back on the map
Sometimes you have to fight
Native Waters
Letting their lights shine
Looters beware: Tribes are fighting back
Stories from the Tucson Weekly: 
The O'odham saguaro harvest.
Unre$t on the Re$ervation
Crossing the Line
Growing Concern

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